THE IRT CABARET OCTOBER 8 - 27 & FEBRUARY 18 MARCH 8
We can go on incredible adventures and tell great stories using our imaginations. The story of Little Choo-Choo teaches us that when things are hard, we need to remember that if we keep trying we can do anything! Just keep saying, “I think I can, I think I can!” —Director Benjamin Hanna
COLOR BROTHER & SISTER
Count the items on the left and circle the corresponding number on the right.
MAZE CHALLENGE Help Sister get through the maze and collect the toys along the way. START
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Use your imagination and invent a new engine. What would your engine look like?
FILL IN THE BLANK! After seeing the play, read each sentence and fill in the blank with the best answer from the word bank. BABY DELIVERY
The Little Choo-Choo can’t get up the big, big __________. Brother brings a __________ on the train that won’t stop crying. Brother wants to play the part of the little __________ with long dangling ears. The sassy polka-dotted engine takes a __________ because they are so tired from their long trip. The shiny new __________ engine is not very nice to Little Choo-Choo. Brother and Sister have a special __________ for their friends on the other side of the big, big hill!
FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. What was your favorite engine and what did you like about the engine?
Preliminary costume sketches for Brother and Sister by costume designer Rachel Ann Saylor.
In the play, Little Choo-Choo is trying to get over a big, big hill. Have you ever tried to do something that was really, really hard? How did you do it?
3. Brother and Sister pretend to be Little Choo-Choo and Little Puppy. What will you pretend to be when you get home?
THE JERRY L. BURRIS & BARBARA J. BURRIS FOUNDATION ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
JANET ALLEN | Executive Artistic Director
SUZANNE SWEENEY | Managing Director
THE IRT CABARET OCTOBER 8 - 27 & FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 8
CAST FRANKIE BOLDA CONDUCTOR
DEVAN MATHIAS SISTER
ISAIAH MOORE BROTHER
Hometown: Greenfield, Indiana Favorite School Subject: English Favorite Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss First Play: The Little Bell That Couldn’t Ring Childhood Dream Job: Actor or Teacher
Hometown: Whitehouse, Ohio Favorite School Subject: Art & Choir Favorite Childhood Book: Koko’s Kitten by Francine Patterson First Play: Peter Pan Childhood Dream Job: First Female President!
Hometown: Indianapolis Favorite School Subject: Math. Solving equations are like fun puzzles. Favorite Childhood Book: The Geronimo Stilton books created by Elisabetta Dami First Play: Into the Woods Childhood Dream Job: to be a Spy and to be in the Circus! (in some ways I have achieved both)
CREATIVE TEAM JAMES STILL PLAYWRIGHT
RACHEL ANN SAYLOR COSTUME DESIGNER
CORBIN FRITZ SOUND DESIGNER
Hometown: grew up in Pomona, Kansas; now live in Los Angeles, California Favorite School Subject: Reading & Music & Math & Coloring Favorite Childhood Book: The Little Golden Books; Dr. Seuss; Go, Dog. Go! ; Are You My Mother? ; Where the Wild Things Are; Clifford the Big Red Dog; and so many others! First Play: A live Nativity Christmas Pageant Childhood Dream Job: an Astronaut & a Witch & a Ukulele-Playing Ventriloquist
Hometown: Davidsville, Pennsylvania Favorite School Subject: Music Favorite Childhood Book: Rachel’s Rainbow by Sharon Morphew First Play: The Sound of Music Childhood Dream Job: Ballerina/Artist/Veterinarian
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana Favorite School Subject: Tech Theatre Favorite Childhood Book: The Sneeches by Dr. Seuss First Play: She Loves Me Childhood Dream Job: Musician
BENJAMIN HANNA DIRECTOR
MICHAEL JACKSON LIGHTING DESIGNER
CRYSTAL JOHNSON STAGE MANAGER
Hometown: Barrett, Minnesota Favorite School Subject: Music Favorite Childhood Book: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss First Play: Cuckoo Land—A Greek Myth Childhood Dream Job: Actor
Hometown: Clinton, Indiana Favorite School Subject: Science & English Favorite Childhood Book: The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz First Play: Our Town Childhood Dream Job: Scientist
Hometown: Indianapolis Favorite School Subject: English Favorite Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss First Play: Clue Childhood Dream Job: Lawyer
KERRY LEE CHIPMAN SCENIC DESIGNER Hometown: Sandwich, Massachusetts Favorite School Subject: Art Favorite Childhood Book: Little Monster’s Bedtime Book by Mercer Mayer First Play: The Wizard of Oz Childhood Dream Job: Marine Biologist
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Understudy for Brother & Sister: Frankie Bolda Photography of the set without actors on it and with proper credit (see below) is permitted. Scenic Designer: Kerry Lee Chipman Lighting Designer: Michael Jackson
Due to union agreements, photography, video, and audio recording are not permitted during the performance.
Front: Original artwork by Kyle Ragsdale
The videotaping of productions is a violation of United States Copyright Law and an actionable Federal Offense.