First Meeting/Read-Through: Wednesday, March 6 from 2:30 – 5:00pm
REHEARSALS will begin after Spring Break, starting Monday, March 18.
Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday after school until 5:30pm. (May rehearsal times may be extended to 6:00pm prior to opening the show to accommodate tech and dress rehearsals).
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday, May 9 at 7pm; Friday, May 10 at 7pm; and Saturday May 11 at 2pm.
Milo is bored, bored, bored! While wallowing in world-weariness, Milo finds a mysterious box in his room with a note: “For Milo, who has plenty of time.” Inside the box is a miniature tollbooth and a map for “those who have never traveled in lands beyond”. Curious, Milo gets into his toy car and pays the toll. Milo is soon lost in the Doldrums, a colorless place where thinking and laughing are not allowed. He is rescued and joined on his journey by Tock, a "watch-dog" wearing an alarm clock.
Tock guides Milo to Dictionopolis, one of two capital cities in the Land of Wisdom. Formerly a place of harmony where Princesses Rhyme and Reason settled all disputes, Dictionopolis is now in upheaval thanks to a terrible argument between The Land of Wisdom’s two rulers, King Azaz and the Mathemagician. Unable to agree with the Princesses’ decision that words and numbers are of equal importance, Azaz and the Mathemagician have banished the Princesses to the Castle-in-the-Air in the Land of Ignorance, literally leaving the Land of Wisdom with neither rhyme nor reason.
King Azaz confuses Milo into agreeing to rescue the Princesses. With the pompous Humbug as a guide, Milo and Tock set off for the other capital city of Digitopolis to seek the Mathemagician’s approval for their quest. In Digitopolis, they meet the friendly Dodecahedron, visit the Numbers Mine, and discuss infinity with the Mathemagician. Milo uses the principles of infinity to trick the Mathemagician into allowing them to rescue the Princesses.
After overcoming demons, obstacles, and their own fears along the way, Milo, Tock, and Humbug reach the Castle-in-the-Air and rescue the Princesses, with a little help from the Armies of the Land of Wisdom. The Princesses are welcomed home, King Azaz and the Mathemagician are reconciled, and everyone celebrates the return of Rhyme and Reason. Milo says goodbye and drives off, thinking he has been away several weeks. Suddenly he is back in his own room and discovers he has been gone only an hour.