This is a FREE Theatre for Youth production. If you make reservations and can't make the show, please email us to cancel the reservation so we can continue to provide this free programming to as many people as possible. Thank you!
The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris is a classic, award-winning children's play that tells the story of a little girl named Tish, who has just discovered that her grandfather is dying. She runs away to her special tree, wishes upon a star, and escapes to a fantastical world of music, magic and dance. There she meets the world’s greatest dancing bear, who is also running away from death. In trying to help him, Tish begins to understand the meaning of life and death and learns how to cope with her own sadness.
The Arkansaw Bear will be produced in Austin Playhouse's theatre at ACC's Highland Mall campus. Enter Highland Mall via Highland Mall Blvd and proceed to the South Entrance. Just keep Highland Mall on your right as you drive around and you'll reach the South Entrance!