The Kennedy Center–commissioned adaptation of Jacqueline Woodson's children's book follows the inspiring journey of an 11-year-old boy as he moves from tragedy to hope and from losing one family to gaining a new one. Age 9+
- Oct. 23 - 31, 2010
- Family Theater
- 1 hour
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A World Premiere Kennedy Center Co-commission
with the Orlando Repertory Theatre
Adapted by Jacqueline Woodson from her book Locomotion
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Ever have a lot to say, but can't get the words out? That's the problem confronting Lonnie Collins Motion, a kid who's so full of energy that everybody calls him Locomotion. After experiencing some very real family tragedies, the power of poetry finally provides an outlet for expressing his feelings. Award-winning novelist Jacqueline Woodson has turned her book into an inspiring play about the journey of a boy as he moves from tragedy to hope and from losing one family to gaining a new one. Wonder at this boy's self-discovery through words. Age 9 and up.
The cast for Locomotion includes Nickolas Vaughan as Lonnie Collins Motion, Fatima Quander as Ms. Marcus, Mama, and others, and G. Alverez Reid as Enrique and Daddy. The production features set design by HannaH Crowell, costume design by Diana Khoury, lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes, and sound design by Chas Marsh.