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Digging Up Dessa

July 9, 2025 – July 23, 2025

Information

Doors Open
30 Minutes Prior
Run Time
75 minutes w/an intermission
Rating
Recommended for all ages!
Auditions
March 9th & 10th
Callbacks
March 13th
Rehearsals Start
May 6th
Book by
Laura Schellhardt
Direct by
To Be Announced!

About

WONDER…WHAT CAN YOU BECOME?

Dessa is a modern girl who is surrounded by mysteries ranging from dinosaur bones to her own personal memories. When 19th-century English paleontologist Mary Anning shows up mysteriously, Dessa learns from her skills and immediately sets to work digging them up! Dessa learns that Mary Anning’s name has been lost to history because of her gender and lack of formal education, and sets out to get her friend the credit she deserves, and on her way, fights for the past, present, and future!

This journey of exploration is all about asking the audience to WonderWhat Can You Become? 

WHY SEE THIS SHOW?

Didn’t you want to discover a dinosaur as a kid? Have you fallen in love with the power of natural sciences and want to see how they can blend with the world of theatre? Have you ever wanted to explore the lost historians who helped shape our world in unimagined ways? They say that well-behaved women rarely make history- or destroy museum property on their field trip – but Dessa is here to uncover so much more than ever expected!

WHO IS THIS SHOW FOR?

This show is for anyone who loves a mix of historical with their theatre, like AESOP’S FABLES, for young women who refuse to sit-down when life is not fair like MATILDA, and anyone who has enjoyed our shows that are meant for the young, and the young at heart like any of our previous Theatre For Young Audience productions!

Schedule

July 9th
10:00 AM
July 12th
10:00 AM
July 13th
2:30 PM
July 16th
10:00 AM
July 19th
10:00 AM
July 19th
ASL Interpreted Performance
2:30 PM
July 23rd
10:00 AM

Featuring

Cast to be announced! 

VENUE

Woodstock Arts Theatre
8534 Main St., Woodstock, GA, 30188, United States

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Presenting
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