SUMMER STAGE FOR  Dorset Theatre Festival

Dorset Theatre Festival Summer Stage

July 9 – September 4

This summer will include Festival Main Stage productions UNDER THE STARS throughout July and August with special performances, talks, and all of the fabulous amenities of SVAC, including world-class galleries, walking trails, the new curATE café, and performances by the Manchester Music Festival.

Flight of the Puffin tells the story of how one small act of kindness ripples out to connect four kids in this stirring novel by the author of the beloved The Benefits of Being an Octopus, the adaptation of which is a recent Dorset Theatre Festival New Play Commission by playwright Cusi Cram. This middle grade novel introduces readers to Libby, who comes from a long line of bullies. She wants to be different, but sometimes that doesn’t work out. To bolster herself, she makes a card with the message You are amazing. That card sets off a chain reaction that ends up making a difference in the lives of some kids who could also use a boost—be it from dealing with bullies, unaccepting families, or the hole that grief leaves. Receiving an encouraging message helps each kid summon up the thing they need most, whether it’s bravery, empathy, or understanding. Because it helps them realize they matter—and that they’re not flying solo anymore.

The Outdoor stage at SVAC – DTF Main Stage Productions