a world premiere by Gerard Hernandez,
Jenny Kokai, and Oliver Kokai-Means

Tenth Annual Free Elementary School Tour
serving elementary schools statewide
September 6, 2022-May 23, 2023

Jacob loves ballet, turkey sandwiches, Pokedudes, and his orange blanket. He does not love living with Crohn's disease or nurses who can't get the IV in on the first try. On the day of his latest infusion, he meets Sophie, a nurse unlike any other (who might be an alien).

A play created specifically for grades 4-6 about being a child living with a chronic illness and how imagination can help get you through.

Based on the life and perspective of playwright Gerard Hernandez.

Featuring Danny Borba & Estephani Cerros
and Tamari Dunbar & Amona Faatau
Designed by Arika Shockmel
Directed by Jerry Rapier
Tour Manager Kallie Filanda
Available in person, as well as in video-on-demand and podcast formats,
to every elementary school in Utah at no charge.
Booking preference given to Title I schools.

Fine Arts Core Standards are integrated into the script and the low-prep, pre-and-post-assembly classroom activities provided via the study guide. Students will meet Core Standards in Drama, Library Media, Health Education, Science & Engineering, and Language Arts.