ANNELIE: When will Daddy and Mommy be coming?
GRANDMA: They may be quite a while.
ANNELIE: But how long is quite a while?
Fierce and lonely, Annelie waits at Grandma’s house for Mommy and Daddy to return. She journeys into the depths of the night in search of them. Along the way, the Moon and the Mouseking keep her company as she meets wondrous and bizarre characters–including tap dancing mice, a greedy Frockwoman, and a very familiar Hedgehog–and, eventually, as she finds her own way to the truth.
A grown-up play for young audiences, Annelie in the Depths of the Night is about the confusion of childhood and the messiness of real life, about love and loss, fear and courage…and about learning that, sometimes, just knowing can be enough.
Annelie was produced at the Hope Theatre, University of Oregon, in May 2010, with a subsequent tour throughout the state of Oregon.
Annelie was called “daring, amusing, and frighteningly honest” by the Eugene Weekly
ABOUT THE PLAY
Annelie was adapted from the novel by Imme Dros by Jennifer Schlueter, with music and lyrics by John Schmor and Jameson Tabor. Scenic design by Jarvis Jahner, costumes by Alexandra Bonds, lighting by Frannie Geiger.