A Show of Literacy One Act Plays!

Two Fun One Act Plays Surrounding Books!






Talk about literature coming to life!  Gabby suspects something is going on in the library at night, so she enlists the help of her best friend, Paige, to do some sleuthing.  Together they hide in the library after it closes and discover that it’s haunted by a silent ghost who leads them to a book containing a cryptic poem.  As Paige and Gabby decipher the poem, they find clues that enable them to bring fictional characters to life, starting with Jim Hawkins from  Treasure Island.  Jim helps them summon even more characters from other books and soon, the library is overrun with the denizens of literature — Humpty Dumpty, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Romeo, and others.  Things are definitely out of hand, but they take a turn for the worse when — shiver me timbers! — Long John Silver is inadvertently brought to life.  The pirate sets out on a thieving spree, and he’s not afraid to use his cutlass to get what he wants!  It’s up to Paige, Gabby and Jim to defeat the pirate and return the characters to their stories before the library reopens.  All that’s necessary for a happy ending is courage, ingenuity...  and one more character brought to life.




During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.  Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?   Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.



Friday, May 11th @7:00pm

Saturday, May 12th @10:00am or 2:00pm

Sunday, May 13th @2:00pm

All shows at Talking Horse Theatre:

210 St. James Street

Downtown Columbia

(Across the street from Rose Music Hall and next door to DogMaster Brewery)


Nontle - Ape
Hannah York

Mailing Address:

511 E. Walnut St. #1325

Columbia, MO 65205

Studio Address:

1313 Grand Ave Suite B

Columbia, MO 65203

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