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Drama Productions

Performance Dates:

Thursday, April 16: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

$5/seniors and students

About the play:

Written by David Saar, The Yellow Boat is based on the true story of his son, Benjamin, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 due to AIDS-related complications. Along with the joys and sorrows of a "normal" childhood, the play traces Benjamin's short life as he and his family face the special challenges of hemophilia and contracting HIV through a blood transfusion. We see Benjamin admitted to the hospital where he meets Joy, a Child Life Specialist. With her help, he forms a team with the doctors and nurses in order to participate more fully in his treatment. A uniquely gifted artist, Benjamin's imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings that inspired all those around him. The story is told through Benjamin's eyes and his artwork. The play is a celebration of a child's life and a tribute to all children. Though it touches on and sensitively explores the serious issues of death and dying and AIDS, this is a play about living. It is about the power of imagination and art to transform our lives and make them full of color, energy, humor and hope.
- Synopsis from Guide for Teachers and Parents to Childsplay's Production of The Yellow Boat

5801 Fegenbush Lane Louisville, Kentucky 40228

P 502 671-2010

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