This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

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This English-language premiere is a contemporary fairy tale about three sisters, abandoned in the forest and forced to find their own way in the world. One goes left, one goes right, and one stays right where she started.

David Peterson brings Kruckemeyer’s enchanting script to life onstage through shadow puppetry, immersive staging, and a strong ensemble of storytellers. Winner of the 2010 Rodney Seaborn Award, “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” elegantly weaves together the fantastical and the everyday to narrate the separation of three sisters and the lifetime’s worth of stories created along their journeys home. This thoughtful, energetic production invites audiences of all ages to share in the bitter sweetness of growing up. 

Irish-born playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer writes for children’s theatre and is based in Tasmania, Australia. He is committed to creating “strong and respectful work” for children. His plays have been performed around the world, and one of his most famous plays—The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy—opened off-Broadway this past May.


Alexa Smith

Alexa is a graduating senior majoring in theatre arts. This is her first/final mainstage, and she’s so thankful to Anjalee for the opportunity.
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Amanda Leslie

Amanda Leslie is a Junior Theatre Arts major.
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Courtney Strauss

Courtney is a senior English writing major and a theatre minor.
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John Michnya

John Michnya is a first year PhD student in the Theatre Arts Department.
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Mallory Fuccella

Mallory is a Sophomore Theatre Arts and Communication/Rhetoric Studies double major.
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Sarah Turocy

Sarah Turocy is a Junior theatre arts major working on a certificate in children's literature.
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