ArtsPower National Touring Theatre brings to life the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder. This musical is based on historic events in the life of the author Laura Ingalls Wilder who wrote the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home.
Based on Wilder’s own childhood experiences, which she began recording in her 60s, this original musical delights young audiences with the adventures of the spirited pioneer girl and her family.
Laura Ingalls Wilder follows the tomboyish Laura, her older sister Mary, her Ma, and her Pa as they travel across the unsettled frontier of the late-1800s American Midwest. Many challenges threaten the Ingalls family’s security, including Indian attacks, disease, and devastating crop losses. Powered by their devotion to each other and an unwavering “pioneering spirit,” they are able to overcome anything.
Mrs. Ingalls would like Laura to pay more attention to her studies, but lessons make
Laura feel like a misfit – especially when she compares herself unfavorably to the “smarter”
Mary. Yet in the end, it is her love for Mary that helps Laura overcome her insecurities. When Mary is blinded by scarlet fever, Laura becomes her sister’s eyes. She entertains Mary with outlandish descriptions of everything around them in another of the show’s songs, “Seein’ Things I Never Saw
Before.” In the process, Laura discovers her own talent for storytelling, the same talent that will someday bring her national fame as one of America’s best-loved children’s authors. For more information go to www.artspower.org.
Please join the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center staff for the presentation of Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wednesday, February 27, 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 at www.cam-plex.com.