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SEASON SPOTLIGHT: The Meaning of Maggie


Welcome to SEASON SPOTLIGHT! Here we will take an in-depth look at the shows in the 2017-18 season and give you a little insight into what you can expect in the upcoming season.


January 26 – February 11, 2018

Adapted by Victoria Stewart.
Based on the book by Megan Jean Sovern, published by Chronicle Books.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Our second WORLD PREMIERE of the season is The Meaning of Maggie. 

On the surface, Maggie Mayfield looks is on-the-go pre-teen with high ambitions — after all, she plans to be President of the United States. She is frequently Student of the Month; she is a shareholder of Coca-Cola stock and the defending Science Fair champion. But as The Meaning of Maggie shows, she is also dealing with the fact that her ultra-cool dad is struggling with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a fact that is causing tremendous strain on their family.

This world premiere production of The Meaning of Maggie is based on the book by Megan Jean Sovern. It is a remarkable story of a working-class family pulling together in the face of a serious illness. The show will run January 26 – February 11, 2018 at The Rose.

The Meaning of Maggie is a story about how growing up is an adventure that lets us strengthen the best parts of ourselves and reaffirms the importance of family,” says Rose Artistic Director Matthew Gutschick, who will direct the piece.

Using humor, The Meaning of Maggie deals with serious issues, including a parent dealing with a chronic illness, family tensions between siblings and parents and growing up, making it best for children ages 8 and up. It will make its world debut on The Rose stage on January 26, 2018 and will run through February 11. Shows are Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Interpretation for the hearing impaired and audio description services will be offered at the 2 pm show on Saturday, February 3. A sensory-friendly performance will be available on Saturday, February 3 at 5 pm.

Click here to visit the The Meaning of Maggie show page where we will post photos, cast lists and other information about the show as it becomes available.


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