Sandbox Theatre Presents 

In the Treetops

October 6 - 15, 2017

Project Lead – Megan Campbell Lagas*
Director/Scenic Designer – Matthew Glover*
Stage Manager – Jaya Robillard*
Costume Designer – Rebecca Bernstein
Music Director – Theo Langason*
Assistant Stage Manager – Peter Heeringa*
Ensemble Creation – Heather Stone*

Megan Burns
Evelyn Digirolamo*
Kristina Fjellman*
Ashawnti Ford
Kalen Rainbow Keir
Theo Langason*

*Denotes Sandbox Theatre Company Member




Created by the Sandbox Theatre ensemble, In The Treetops explores the incredible life and pioneering work of New Ulm-native Wanda Gag, the illustrator and children's author of Millions of CatsIn The Treetops is an allegorical celebration of Wanda's inspiring life, and is filled with music, puppetry, song and movement. The entire production is built from scratch via Sandbox's unique creation process, and is our first show built for kids and adults alike.

In The Treetops focuses on Wanda Gag's formative years as a teenager and young adult. The eldest of seven children, Wanda's father Anton (himself a painter and studio photographer) died when she was just 15. His passing forced Wanda into the role of provider for her younger siblings, and left her saddled with family obligations and societal pressures. Spurred on by Anton's dying words, "What papa could not do, Wanda will have to finish," Wanda was determined to carry on her father's pursuit of an artistic life, and fulfill her dreams of providing for her family as a working artist.  

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Sandbox Theatre’s 2017 Season is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment.

$5 - 40 General Admission
Pay as able at the door.
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Kristina Fjellman as Wanda Gag in In The Treetops - photo by Matthew Glover for Sandbox Theatre 2017-1.jpg

Performance Schedule
October 6, 7:30PM with post-show reception
October 7, 7:30PM
October 8, 2:00PM
October 11, 7:30PM
October 12, 7:30PM
October 13, 7:30PM
October 14, 7:30PM
October 15, 2:00PM

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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