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2018–2019 Theatre for the Young Touring Show:

The Boy at the Edge of Everything

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Directed by Mark Isler
Recommended for grades 4–8, estimated run time is 45 minutes.
In the middle of his over-scheduled 12-year-old life, Simon Ives dreams of a place where he can just stop and think. Meanwhile, at the farthest point of the universe, The Boy at the Edge of Everything lives by himself, lonely and bored. When Simon is rocketed into space (through an unlikely series of events involving "lots and lots of fireworks"), their worlds collide and will never be the same.


A day of theatre for youth in grades 4–8, sponsored by EMU Theatre of the Young

  • Dates: Saturday, November 3, 2018 and Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: EMU Campus, Quirk Theatre building. Please enter through the main entrance.
  • Fee: $5

Join us for an exciting two hours of hands-on interactive drama and integrated arts activities, lunch* with a special presentation, a live performance of the play, The Boy at the Edge of Everything, by award-winning, world-renowned playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer, and a talk-back session with actors following the performance. *If your child has dietary restrictions, please plan to provide a lunch for your child. Little Caesar's pepperoni and cheese pizzas are being generously donated for this event.

For more information or to book one of the tours

Jenny Rogers, EMU Tour Manager, 734.487.1220 | cmta_dtfy@emich.edu

6 FIGURES Playback Theatre Company

Playback Theatre is an improvisational form of performance that invites audience members to share stories from their everyday lives and then re-performs them with artistry and respect. We honor stories: we honor lives. Founded almost a decade ago, 6 Figures Playback Theatre Company performs and conducts workshops for diverse audiences and events.

To find out more, or to book an event, contact:
Dr. Anita Rich, 734.487.0797 | arich@emich.edu


EMU's Musical Theatre Troupe, was formed in the Fall of 1996. ENCORE has provided educational entertainment to the campus, community and area schools. Composed of EMU student performers under the direction of R. MacKenzie Lewis, ENCORE has performed for a wide range of audiences - from campus special events to tours to senior centers and community galas.

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