Eastern Michigan University
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse bursts off the page of Kevin Henkes’ well-known children’s book into this delightful comedy, adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling.

Lilly is a high-spirited young mouse and self-proclaimed "queen who likes everything." Everything that is, except her baby brother and having her fabulous purple purse taken away. Join in the zany adventure of Lilly and her friends as she learns patience, sharing, forgiveness and more!  

Packed full of energy, laughter and wonder, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse will be directed by Christine Tanner. Public performances will be in the Sponberg Theatre on June 2 & 9 at 7pm and June 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2pm, with elementary school matinees on June 6 & 7 at 10am. Recommended for ages 5+.

NOTE - ROAD CONSTRUCTION: Due to road construction on East Circle Drive, the Quirk Theatre Building will not be accessible from the front/main entrance. To reach Quirk or Sponberg Theatre, please use the back entrance on Jones Goddard Drive off of West Forest Avenue.

Parking for public performances of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse will be available in the Bowman-Roosevelt Lot located between Pray-Harrold and Roosevelt Hall, at the back of the Quirk Theatre Arts Building.