The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
October 24, 2009
"One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. As it turned out, there wasn't any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them. And thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky's-the-limit imagination. Enchantment Theatre Company's production will take you on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars (shooting stars, spaceships!), joins a circus (he walks a tightrope!), and meets a king in an enchanted garden (of course, there's a dragon). The "Harold" books have captivated families for more than fifty years, celebrating the imagination of children and the unique way they see the world. Using life-size puppets, masks, magic and music, Enchantment's production will delight and amaze you, from children starting at Harold's age, all the way up to grandparents – anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.