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The Yellow Boat
A play put on by Thunder Ridge High School. It is an abstract show where the point of veiw is that of an 8 year old child who has a blood clotting disorder. He gets blood transfusions and one of the transfusions has the HIV virus. This show deals with colors as he lives with this disease. This show helps show how real theater can be while also showing the beauty of this sport.
January 26, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat." Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world. Recommended for children age 8 and older, parents, families and adults.
Frequency: 3 Day(s)
Recurring Through: January 28, 2023
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