June 9-Aug. 7 at outdoor venues across Colorado
About the Play
What words could possibly bring us together?
High school student Zan is putting in his community service hours when he meets Dorothy, a book-lover who’s losing her eyesight. Each of them might just have what the other needs… if they can only find the words. Powerful, heartwarming, and timely, this new play by award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis is perfect for older and younger adults.
“Dorothy’s Dictionary” has been developed with the support of LineStorm Playwrights, The Public Theater of San Antonio, and Theatre 33 at Willamette University. A developmental workshop was produced by The Dramaworkshop at Palm Beach Dramaworks, January 2021—William Hayes, Producing Artistic Director; Sue Ellen Beryl, Managing Director. Dorothy’s Dictionary was the winner of the Portland Civic Theater Guild New Play Award, and received a virtual staged reading produced by the PCTG as part of the 2022 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works in Portland, Oregon.
Please note, this performance addresses issues around death and dying.