CAMBRIDGE - “The Yellow Boat,” the new production by Groove Theatre Company, opens this weekend in the George B. Todd Performance Hall at Dorchester Center for the Arts. As part of its mission to support the performing arts in Dorchester County, DCA is pleased to have Groove Theatre call the center home.
Directed for Groove by E.T. Wilford, “The Yellow Boat” is a beautiful children's show about the resilience of a child's life in the face of terminal illness, a glorious affirmation of the strength and courage of all children. It is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia, and who died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications.
This remarkable voyage of Benjamin was extensively developed and widely produced in America for many years, always to ovations. It is appropriate for families with children aged 5 and up. Jahkai Hall, a recent graduate of Cambridge South Dorchester High School, will play the demanding role of Benjamin Saar.
Showtimes for “The Yellow Boat”: June 17, 18, 19 and June 24, 25, 26, at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Groove Theatre will be offering talkbacks with the cast following both Sunday matinee performances. Tickets can be purchased at groovetheatre.com.
For more information on additional programs and events at Dorchester Center for the Arts, including the summer arts programs for youth, stop by 321 High Street, call 410-228-7782 or visit online at dorchesterarts.org. Find DCA on Facebook.
As the designated County Arts Council for Dorchester, the center is committed to increasing access to the arts for all members of the community by supporting extensive outreach and educational opportunities in the arts. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.