Special Events

Reading of Merritt Anne and the Mighty Oak

By Laura King

Recommended for Ages 8+


3:00 pm

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts Studio, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway

Price: $10

As a family gathers under the mighty oak tree in the town cemetery to lay one of their own to rest, young cousins Merritt Anne and Wyatt plot their escape for happier pastures. They sneak away from the obligatory post-funeral meal in search of adventure. They climb trees, fish for tadpoles, sing their favorite songs, and plan a future full of fun and fearlessness. But threaded through every moment is the remembrance of the funeral and all that it means. This gentle and elegant play follows a refreshingly honest, witty, and deeply moving conversation about death as seen through the eyes of two young people.