Friday, February 3, 2012

Locomotion: Dealing with Life's Challenges

Meet Lonnie Collins Motion,
Meet all the people he cares about
even those just passing through.
Meet them in his words.
Meet them in his rhythm.
Meet them all in Locomotion.

Based on the award-winning verse novel by Jacqueline Woodson, Locomotion is a journey through one boy’s heartbreak and the healing power of poetry.  Lonnie is eleven and alone.  His parents died unexpectedly and his sister was placed in a different foster home.  He misses them all and a teacher encourages Lonnie to express his feelings on paper.  As he revisits the past and explores the present, Lonnie discovers a newfound hope for the future.  Locomotion is a dance of perfect moments in an imperfect world.  It is both happy and sad but ultimately inspiring.

Watch the story come to life on The Orpheum Theatre stage Tuesday, February 7 at 6 pm, as part of the Theatre’s 2011-2012 Family Series.

 For more information or to purchase tickets, call (901) 525-3000 or visit

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