It’s not easy being a bug, especially on the first day of school! But luckily for worrying Worm, sassy Spider, and fearless Fly every creature will discover what makes it unique in the Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly. Adults will love the deadpan, comic script based on the bestselling series of books, and kids will laugh and cheer on the quirky crawlers as they face questions, problems, and milestones common to us all.
“Diary of a Worm teaches us about tolerance, personal growth, and understanding what makes us unique,” said Director Rob Urbinati. “It deals with a lot of big questions, like: when do I start acting like an adult? What I am going to be when I grow up? But it also gives kids a chance to laugh and make light of things that we all struggle with when we’re young.”
When Fly masters the use of her wings, she makes plans to become a superhero, and eventually gets
her chance to save the day and rescue Auntie Fly. Spider increases in popularity with afterschool
trampoline sessions on his web, and after shedding his skin grows in size and stature. Worrying Worm still can’t walk, nor think of anything interesting about himself, but soon he’ll learn that even the humblest of creatures are important. “The hilarious songs by Joan Cushing are one of my favorite parts,” said Urbinati. The play ends as the entomological school-year comes to a close, and the heroes reflect in their diaries. Spider realizes that he can still be friends with Worm and Fly despite dwarfing them in size. Fly has reached new heights in her career as a superhero, and Worm discovers a talent that will have the audience rolling with laughter.
“It’s the perfect back-to-school show,” said Urbinati. “They’ve overcome shyness, cultural differences—all those things that kids dread, and good old Mrs. McBee has them excited for whatever the next school year has in store.”
Please join the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center staff for the presentation of Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Due to generous grant funding and local sponsorships, tickets are only $6 for Adults, $4 for Youth/Senior/Military.
For more information, contact the CAM-PLEX Ticket Office at 307-682-8802 or visit our website