EVANSTON — Unusual costumes, ukuleles, “Happy birthday” serenades in the lunchroom, a pet rat, a unique name — Stargirl Caraway takes conformity-valuing Mica High School by song-strewn storm.
This month, Sagebrush Theatre Productions is taking on Y. York’s adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s bestselling novel. It is the story of a culture clash between a static, typical high school and a vivacious former homeschooler who seems oblivious to her differences.
As the self-named Stargirl dances and strums her ukulele through the halls, 11th grader Leo is captivated by her life — and his own will never be the same.
Kayne Pyatt and Kim Lahm will direct the production of “Stargirl” for Evanston audiences, with Ash Autumn and Eric Pasenelli playing the lead roles as Stargirl and Leo.
The play will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, and will have six showings. Evening performances (7 p.m.) will run on Friday-Saturday, April 21-22; Monday, April 24; and Friday-Saturday, April 28-29. The play will also have a matinee showing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. The showings will be at the Strand Theater on Main Street, and all tickets cost $5.
For more information, call (307) 783-7323 or visit www.sagebrushtheatre.org.