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Streaming March 8 – 21, 2021

Best enjoyed by 8 and up

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A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production

A vacant lot in a broken neighborhood in the middle of Cleveland can become a lot of things. A garbage dump. A gathering spot for trouble. How could it ever be a source of hope?

In this stunningly-captured digital production of the play that The New York Times terms “a tour de force,” acclaimed actor Sonja Parks plays 11 different characters, including Ana, the nosey neighbor; Curtis, the weightlifter; and Kim, a young girl who plants six very special lima beans.

As the garden grows, so does the community, blooming into something bigger, better, and beyond all expectations. Don’t miss this groundbreaking show that toured across Minnesota, the United States, and in Cape Town, South Africa!

Adapted from the book by Paul Fleischman
Directed for the stage by Peter C. Brosius

Filmed by TPT in October 2014

  • Tickets

    $25 - $45 per household

  • Run time

    1 hour with no intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    8 and up

  • Stage

    Virtual Performance

Things to know about the show

  • Seedfolks is performed by one actor who portrays all 11 characters.
  • The play is based on the Newberry Medal-winning novel by Paul Fleischman.
  • This production was first produced and recorded at Children’s Theatre Company in 2014. Seedfolks has since traveled to Seattle, South Africa, Nebraska, New York, and rural Minnesota.

Audience Resources

Audience Resource Guide

Articles, conversation starters, and activities for both before and after you watch the show!


Virtual Performance FAQ

Have questions about how to watch the virtual performance? Get your answers here!

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Seedfolks in your Classroom

A Seedfolks Virtual Field Trip gives your students access to the performance along with activities, videos, and lessons to extend the learning.

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Cast & Creative


Sonja Parks


Peter Brosius

Set and Projection Designer

Jorge Cousineau

Costume Designer

Sonya Berlovitz

Lighting Designer


Sound Designer

Sean Healey


Elissa Adams


Joe Chvala

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Streaming March 8 – 21, 2021

This event has passed.