Based on the Newberry Award winning book by Christopher Paul Curtis and adapted by Reginald Andre Jackson, Bud, Not Buddy is the story of Bud Caldwell (KaVares Luckett-Brown), a ten-year-old orphan growing up in Flint, Michigan. Bud flees the orphanage and foster homes and begins a journey across Michigan to find his father.
His only clues were left to him by his mother - a bag of stones, a special blanket, a childhood photograph of his mom, and fliers for an African-American jazz band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression. With warmth and humor, and Bud’s “Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar out of Yourself”, Bud, Not Buddy will delight the whole family.
Veteran stage director Tom Ferris has assembled a young, talented cast of children and adults including: Guy Thomas, Jervon Milam, Nyla Crawford, Ralph Sims, Eric Jones, Amani Wheeler, James McCurtis III, Bryan Sanders, Kemar Williams, Julian VanDyke, Eric Smith, Janell Hall, Ellison Hall, Roshawndra Thomas, Drew Dungey, Chance Boyd, Danny Ferris, Lee Purdy, and Kamara Kahil.
*There will be a special April 20 fundraising performance to benefit Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), a leading voice for children’s literacy. Author Christopher Paul Curtis will attend and will present a talkback after the performance. Tickets $20 for all ages for this show only.
Date: April 19-22 & 26-29, 2018
Time: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 (adults) $12 (seniors & students) $10.00 and $8.00 on Bargain Thursdays.
Tickets are $20 for the Friday, April 20 RIF Fundraising Performance
Location: Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933.
For additional information on Riverwalk Theatre productions and ticket information, please call 482-5700 or visit the website at http://www.riverwalktheatre.com