a world premiere by Debora Threedy

ninth annual Free Elementary School Tour

ALLI AND #3 is the story of a gator named Alli and a heron without a name. They form an unlikely friendship as they follow a thinning river in search of a new home. A tale of fishing and friendship created specifically for grades K-3.

Available in-person to schools beginning August 30 - please read this first and then email Education Coordinator Sharah Meservy to book today! Or ask about the podcast or video-on-demand options! Scroll down for information on public performances.

performed by Talia Heiss (Alli) & Benjamin Young (#3)
and Pedro Flores (Alli) & Sammee Jackman (#3)

directed by Jerry Rapier (SDC)

designed by Arika Schockmel (SPAM)
rehearsal stage manager Sam Allen
pre- and post-show created by Sharah Meservy
tour manager Kallie Filanda

Podcast sound design by Cheryl Ann Cluff
recorded and engineered by David Evanoff

video lighting design by Pilar I.
videography by David Evanoff


Due to inclement weather, ALLI AND #3 has been rescheduled to Friday, October 29. Same times. When you see the play, you'll appreciate the irony of rained-out performances!

Come join us after school on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Friday, October 29, 2021 (the forecast is sunny, clear, and 62!) for an afternoon of birds, gardens, and a performance of ALLI AND #3!

Tickets include admission to Tracy Aviary beginning at 2pm.

Then see ALLI AND #3 (30 minutes) at either 3:15pm (performed by Pedro Flores & Sammee Jackman) or 4pm (performed by Talia Heiss & Ben Young), after which a member of Tracy Aviary's bird care staff will introduce you to one of the resident Black-crowned night herons.

Both performances will be supported by an ASL interpreter. And, in the case of inclement weather, there will be outdoor heaters!

Tracy Aviary closes at 5pm.

Please click here to reserve your free-but-required tickets (two boxes are pre-checked in blue - leave them that way for ease of checkout; and, at checkout, use the discount code planbheron)!

The company of ALLI AND #3 is fully vaccinated and have been tested weekly since mid-July.

Although we will be outdoors, we at Plan-B and Tracy Aviary ask that you wear a mask.


At-Home Study Guide  |  Classroom Study Guide


Catalyst Magazine  |  The Utah Review (preview | review)


Students in grades K-3 will meet Core Standards in Drama, Science & Engineering, Language Arts, and Library Media.


After experiencing ALLI AND #3, students will understand how human activity impacts the natural world and that living things must adapt and/or migrate to survive. Students will be able to: (1) explain the difference between weather and climate, (2) offer examples of different types of habitats and organisms found in those habitats, (3) understand that human activity causes changes in the environment, (4) offer examples of animals adapting and/or migrating to survive adverse circumstances, and (5) understand how cooperation can lead to solutions to problems that would be impossible to achieve individually.


digiPlaybill  |  digiScript (viewable only on Google Drive, not downloadable or printable: depending on your settings you may need to request access).

Our new children's book, Cleo and the Climate by Sharah Meservy and illustrated Avery Franklin, was created as a companion piece to ALLI AND #3. Each school booking the 2021/22 Free Elementary School Tour (in-person, video-on-demand, or podcast) receives a free copy for the school library. Please click here for more information or to purchase a copy!

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