Like his hero Max from Where The Wild Things Are, 7 year-old Wilder likes to “act out.” Today, he has decided to be a wild animal, much to the exasperation of his ever-patient mother. A new play about finding your place of belonging.
Wilder is a rambunctious and willful child with energy to spare. Like his hero Max from Where The Wild Things Are, Wilder struggles with minding authority and navigating issues of anger. He is certain life would have been better if rather than a boy, he had instead been born a “wild animal of the jungle.” So he has decided to be one. Wilder’s Mom does her best to guide her imaginative and headstrong son, but she struggles with the difficulties of being a single mother; having a “wild animal of the jungle” for a son only adds to the pressures. Join Parker Arts for this original children’s play by local actor and director, Christopher Willard.
About Christopher Willard
Christopher Willard is a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry award nominee and winner. As a children’s theatre performer, he received Best Actor Denver Ovation awards for The Hobbit, Monster Under the Bed, and Pinocchio. His children’s theatre directing credits include the award-winning productions of The BFG and Babe the Sheep Pig (Arvada Center) and the regional premiere of Our Teacher’s A Troll by Dennis Kelly (Matilda). His original children’s plays include Mother Whimsy, Tribal Tales of Africa (Ovation award for Best Children’s Play), The Storyman Presents Peter Pan, Cinderella’s Magic Wishes, and Pirates of the Fourth Grade (Dramatic Publishing new play selection for 2020).