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Best enjoyed by Everyone 4 and Up

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A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production

Oh no, Corduroy’s button has gone missing, and he can’t go home with kindhearted Lisa without it! Join the beloved teddy bear as he takes a rollicking ride up the escalator and begins a delightfully destructive romp through every section of the department store. Will he find his button at the top of a teetering store display? Will Lisa ever get to bring him home, or will the bumbling security guard catch him first? Where, oh where, is Corduroy’s BUTTON?

Based on the books entitled Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius

  • Run time

    90 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    Everyone 4 and Up

  • Stage

    UnitedHealth Group Stage

  • Lap Passes

    Available for children 3 years and younger

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Barry Kornhauser

Corduroy, with its title character’s quest for his missing button, is the story of a little toy bear’s very real need to find a Friend and a place to call home, along with that of a little girl’s corresponding need to bring that bear home—as a Friend. I’m absolutely delighted that this little adaptation of that story has found a home once again with all of its Friends at Children’s Theatre Company where the play was first nurtured and produced. It is always a gift and a joy to work with Peter [Brosius] and his brilliant and passionate team as they bring classic children’s literature to life so vividly, so imaginatively, and so lovingly. Corduroy may have lost a button, but Corduroy has found its way back to the CTC stage, and for that I am beary grateful.  

– Barry Kornhauser | Corduroy Playwright


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