The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh, a theatrical performance focusing on the challenges of ADHD and a child’s struggle to fit in, will kick-off the UIS Family Series at Sangamon Auditorium on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7 p.m.
So, what's the show about?
Well... Jamie and Max are best friends – Jamie is a trouble magnet who thinks her ADHD is some kind of amazing ‘super speed’ superpower and Max is the smartest kid in his grade. But when Jamie tries to protect Max from a bully named Rock, her ‘super power’ ends up creating more trouble for both of them. Jamie learns that to be a good friend, she needs to slow down and listen, but how can you turn off a super power?
Fast-paced, funny and full of energy, this great new play tackles issues of bullying, violence, peer pressure, learning disabilities and the struggle to fit in. The champion in this play is a positive role model for young people with ADHD and will promote greater empathy and understanding around learning disabilities among teachers and students alike.
Fun family activities including crafts, displays and hands-on-learning will be present in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby starting at 6 p.m. The activities are free of charge.
Sangamon Auditorium is always pleased to partner with community organizations. The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh is resented in cooperation with Springfield Parents for Students with Disabilities and The Children’s Center, a program of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, a Memorial Health System affiliate. Supported by the Say it out loud campaign.
The event will be performed by the Roseneath Theatre of Ontario, Canada and sponsored by Springfield Moms.org, ABC News Channel 20 , 104.5 WFMB and 99.7 KISS FM.
The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh are $19 for adults and $11 for youth, High School age and under. Tickets on sale now. For more show and/or ticket information, visit our website! CLICK HERE