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Learn To Speak Doll

By Angelica Chéri
Directed by Nathan Ross Freeman
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou*
July 7 – 15, 2018
at the Hanesbrands Theatre

After young Cadence moves from her home on the East Side of Winston-Salem, she finds herself in a new school with very different rules and very different classmates than she’s used to. Feeling totally isolated, Cadence learns that the only person who can help her is a famous local poet in a magical tea room filled with talking dolls.

Recommended ages 7 & up | approx. 50 min.
*Used with permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC  www.mayaangelou.com

Join us for a special Opening Night Reception on Saturday, July 7 before the evening performance! A ticket includes entry to the 6 pm reception in the lobby of the Hanesbrands Theatre, the 7 pm performance, and a post-show discussion with the artists.

◊ Saturday, July 7, 2018     6:00 pm Opening Reception + Performance

$20 (+tax) – General Admission Ticket  |  $18 (+tax) – Kaleideum Member Ticket         6.75% NC Sales Tax


Saturday, July 7, 2018          10:00 am11:30 am, 7:00 pm 
Sunday, July 8, 2018             3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018    9:30 am  (Sensory Friendly Performance) – view Social Narrative
Thursday, July 12, 2018        9:30 am,  11:00 am  (Sensory Friendly Performance) – view Social Narrative
Friday, July 13, 2018              9:30 am11:00 am,  3:00 pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018        10:00 am11:30 am
Sunday, July 15, 2018           3:00 pm

$12 (+tax) – General Admission Ticket
$10 (+tax) – Kaleideum Member Ticket
6.75% NC Sales Tax

Click on showtimes above to purchase tickets for your desired performance.

⁂ indicates a PeppTalks discussion after the performance. See below for details.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018           9:30 am
Wednesday, July 11, 2018     11:00 am
Thursday, July 12, 2018         9:30 am
Friday, July 13, 2018               9:30 am, 11:00 am

Email cbass@kaleideum.org for group rates and reservations.


Join us after the show for PeppTalks – Peppercorn’s interactive 30-minute discussions with artists and experts about topics that connect to our plays and community. These conversations are curated to be engaging for audiences of all ages.

Dr. Angelou’s Legacy: Promoting A Healthy Community
Sunday, July 8 after the 3:00pm performance

Learn more about Dr. Maya Angelou’s legacy in our community, and the impact of transition in the lives of young people with panelists Charlene Hunt (Project Manager, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity), Rachel Zimmer (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine), and Andy Hagler (Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Forsyth County).

Inspiring Young Voices: Authoring Action

Friday, July 13 after the 3 pm performance

As young Cadence learns in the play, speaking from the heart requires bravery and inspiration. Authoring Action inspires and educates young people in Winston-Salem through creative writing, spoken word, and visual arts. Hear from recent program participants, and learn more from Authoring Action Artistic Director and director of Learn to Speak Doll, Nathan Ross Freeman.

Behind the Scenes of
Learn to Speak Doll
Saturday, July 14th after the 11:30am performance

Stick around after the show for a Q&A session with actors and creative team members. Learn about Peppercorn’s process for developing new plays, and what it’s like to be a professional artist!