‘Ramona Quimby’ hits the Stephens Auditorium Monday

Based on Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona series of books, Two Beans Productions brings “Ramona Quimby” to Stephens Auditorium on April 29 for two performances.

The first will be at 10 a.m. and second at 12:30 p.m. The event is as part of the Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute Youth Matinee Series.

Audiences will hold onto their hats as they follow the latest breathless adventures of the world’s most exasperating but lovable third-grader. Newbery Medal-winner Beverly Cleary first introduced Ramona in 1955 and her books have been a favorite of elementary school readers ever since. While intended to tickle the funny bone, the play also incorporates issues that touch on the lives of real families. Ramona’s life is a mess! Her teacher hates her, and her older sister Beezus is a pain. Aunt Bea may marry a dork, and Dad just lost his job. Life is no picnic, and growing up isn’t easy. But with the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona takes on life’s daily challenges as audiences laugh and cheer her on.

This production runs approximately 60 minutes and is recommended for audiences age six and up.

Admission is $4 in advance; $5 at the door. Scholarship admission is available for students enrolled in the federal lunch program. Visit www.center.iastate.edu for more information.

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