Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

September 29 – 30, 2018
Upstairs Blackbox 201
1949 Campus Drive, Evanston

Based on the books by Crockett Johnson
Adapted by Claire Glubiak and Noah LaPook
Directed by Noah LaPook
Produced by Claire Glubiak

One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an purple crayon, young Harold creates for himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his trusty crayon travel through forests and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound.

This freshly devised adaptation of the popular children’s book by Crockett Johnson utilizes circus, dance, clowning, and shadow-puppetry to bring the timeless story to life. Come ready to draw and see just how far your imagination can take you.

Performance Schedule //  ONE WEEKEND ONLY!
Saturday, Sept 29 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM
Sunday, Sept 30 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Sunday, Sept 30 at 1:00PM will be a sensory friendly performance.

The running time for this production is 45min and will not include an intermission.

Ticket Pricing
Adult $12
Child $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/door


Circus Advisor, Neal Davidson
Movement Advisor, Tucker DeGregory

Ensemble: Delia Cunningham, Ellie Levine, Grant Lewis, Sam Linda, Alexander Quiñones, and Calvin Ticknor-Swanson

All Rights Reserved by The Ruth Krauss Foundation, Inc.
Stewart I. Edelstein, President