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The Lamp is the Moon - Seattle Children's Theatre

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“I don’t like to nap but I do like to dream.”

Meet Shawn, a bright young girl with a head full of science and imagination, which makes naptimes particularly difficult. Today it’s her friend, Lamp, that despite having no cord and no bulb, triggers a wide awake adventure when it reveals its greatest dream is to learn to fly and become the moon. Launch into a voyage fit for mission control as Shawn and her lamp, with the guidance of the audience, escape another naptime and blast into space.

Location
Eve Alvord Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 5+

Running time
Approximately one hour with no intermission

Performances

This production has past.

“the perfect first theatre experience”

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Active Audience Guide

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Reading List

For Children:
Fiction:

Click!
Jeffrey Ebbeler

Not a Stick
Antoinette Portis

Violet the Pilot
Steve Breen 

The Full Moon at the Napping House
Audrey Wood 

Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty

The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
A young boy dreams of becoming an astronaut, but is afraid of the dark. While watching the moon landing on TV, he learns that the unknown can be wondrous to explore. Inspired by the childhood of astronaut Chris Hadfield.

 

Nonfiction:

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
Dean Robbins

Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond
David A. Aguilar

Gravity
Jason Chin

Hidden Figures (Young Readers’ Edition)
Margot Lee Shetterly

I, Galileo
Bonnie Christensen

Mae Jemison
Laurie Calkhoven
A biography of physician and engineer Mae Jemison, the first female African-American astronaut.

For Adults Working with Children: 

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity
Jean Van’t Hul

Junk Drawer Engineering: 25 Construction Challenges That Don't Cost a Thing
Bobby Mercer

MathArts: Exploring Math Through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds
MaryAnn F. Kohl

Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
Shauna Shapiro and Chris White
Drawing from mindfulness and neuroscience research, this book outlines a relationship-centered approach to parenting that nurtures emotional intelligence and self-esteem.

Booklist prepared by Tamara Saarinen and Holly Smith
Pierce County Library System

More Info

Take off with this world premiere production from author Kirk Lynn, filled with audience interaction and playful energy that will thrill young audiences.  A tale rich in STEM and inspiration, those who enjoyed the participation in Where the Wild Things Are will be captivated by this new story.

Discussion topics: INSPIRATION, SCIENCE, IMAGINATIVE PLAY