Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras

March 3–12, 2017
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

549 Franklin Avenue

World Premiere
Penny loves books and has just discovered a new one about cowgirls! With her best friends, Cassandra and Jackie, she's determined to become the best cowgirl EVER. The problem is she doesn't have one of the most important things a cowgirl needs: a horse. She's undeterred from this setback and sets out to the zoo to find a viable replacement.

This show is approximately 45 minutes with no intermission.

Check out the Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras playguide! It has great background info, plus activities for before and after the show. Click here to download the guide.

Get the book before you see the play! Click here to purchase.

Learn more about playwright, Chris Leyva.

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Adults = $15.00
Kids = $10.00


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Production team

Emma Shachter
Director/Producing Director
Steven C. Anderson

Ostrich, et al.
Ben Tracy
Associate Producing Director
Joe Bishara

Zebra, et al.
Abigail Worden
Chris Leyva

Abbie Ogilbee
Russell Boiarsky

Greta James
Scenic Designer
Edith D. Wadkins

Cheetah, et al.
Lindsey Parker
Lighting Designer
Christina "CJ" Pierce

Hippo, et al.
Hannah Simpson
Technical Director
Steve Puhl Jr.

Lion, et al.
William Darby IV
Stage Manager
Annie Huckaba

Costume Designer
Marcia Hain

Sound Designer
Keya Myers-Alkire

Wardrobe Head
Janin Rosas

Chris Leyva draws the character Jack from his children's book: Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras. Chris' 4-year-old son, Jack, helps!

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