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Colorful Books

by Charlie Lovett
based on the novel by Charlie Lovett

March 15-17, 2024

Friday -Saturday 7:30 pm |

Saturday & Sunday 2 pm

Join us after the Saturday 2pm performance for a talk back with the actors and author.


Tickets starting at $13.50

A World Premiere play adapted by New York Times best-selling author Charlie Lovett from one of his very own best-selling books! 


"A wonderful book about the power of stories and love—even in the midst of disaster." —Greensboro News and Record

In this enchanting tale about the power of friendship and love, three aspiring writers will confront the secrets they kept from each other while exploring the vibrant city of New York in the summer. Escaping Dreamland is a beautifully crafted play and an ode to the children’s books of our past, New York City, and the strength of friendships.

Raffaldini Vineyards
Compass Financial Services

Opening Night Sponsors

Assistive Listening System Available
Escaping Dreamland Man on fire escape staris looking out at the city

Dive deeper into the story and read the book!

Purchase from our friends at BookMarks and pick it up at the performance. State 'I'll pick up at the performance'. We'll have it waiting for you at the information table.


Tom: Charlie Putnam

Magda: Hunter Harrell

Gene: Tanner Whicker

Pickering: Ray Collins

Stanford White/ Mr. De Peyster: Mark March

Princess Petunia & Others: Joseph Farmer

Duchess Of Marlborough & Others: Gait Jordan

Willie Heidekamp & Others: Drew Baker

Mr. Hertzenberger & Others: Roberts Bass

Mrs. Hertzenberger/Mrs. De Peyster: Christine Gorelick

Rosie Heidekamp & Others: Emily Graves


Director: Mark Pirolo

Stage Manager: Brandyn Myers

Set Designer: This Robot Dreams

Costume Designer: Daisy Neske

Lighting Designer: Jason Irons

Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
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