Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
By Allison Gregory

Running November 23 – December 23, 2018

The Circuit Playhouse
51 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with An Anonymous Company and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, welcomes the precocious Junie B. Jones back to The Circuit Playhouse stage in a comedy perfect for the whole family.

Junie is ecstatic about her brand new mittens – until a dirty, rotten thief steals them! So when she finds a fantastic pen on the school floor, she should get to keep it. Right? This comical and heartfelt tale, based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, finds our fearless friend in another mess. What will happen? That’s anyone’s guess.

Associate Company Member Kristin Doty (Little Women: The Broadway MusicalA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) will be taking on the role Junie B. Jones.  Ostrander Award and Larry Riley Rising Star Award winner Breyannah Tillman (DreamGirls, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) returns to Playhouse on the Square in the role of Grace and Pink Fluffy Girl.  Playhouse on the Square Assistant Director of Theatre Education, Claire Rutkauskas is director of this production.

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook complete cast list is as follows:

Actor 1 (Junie B. Jones) –  Kristin Doty
Actor 2 (Grace/Pink Fluffy Girl) – Breyannah Tillman
Actor 3 (Lucille/Grouchy Typing Lady/ Choir) – Eileen Peterson
Actor 4 (Mrs./ Mother/Parrot) – Aliza Moran
Actor 5 (Jim/Mitten Crook/ Grampa Frank Miller) – Jason Gerhard
Actor 6 (Handsome Warren/ Live Fireman/ Choir) – Ryan Duda
Actor 7 (Ricardo/ Pricipal/ Lucille’s Grandpa/Choir) – Karl Robinson

Directed by Claire Rutkauskas
Stage Manager: Savannah Thibodeaux
Costume Designer: Lindsay Schmeling
Lighting Designer: Trey Eikleberry
Sound Designer: Carter McHann
Technical Director/Production Manager: Phillip Hughen

Performances will run Thursday and Friday at 7:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday performances start at 2:00 pm.  Matinee performances for school groups are also available select days during the week.  For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Follow with social media using the hashtag #FREEJUNIEB. Group rates available.

Special ticket pricing for opening weekend is $25. Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Arts First and the First Tennessee Foundation, is December 20. Literacy Mid-South will be on hand to distribute free Junie B. Jones books to lucky families that day as well.

For questions and booking, please contact Playhouse on the Square Director of Community Relations, Marcus Cox (901) 937-6496.

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