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2022-2023 season

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The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus 

By Eric Coble 

Recommended for young audiences in K-5th Grades

School is out for the summer, the weather is hot and the boredom is heavy, but 8-year-old Sheila and her pack of pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down. It’s a whirlwind adventure about how we affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet, and how we take on the mission of saving the world from ourselves. A unique twist on traditional storytelling, where a bit of moonlight brings a menagerie of found objects to life, this original play shows the power of memory and imagination.

Available to tour to your school!

Join us for our first public performance of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus! Tickets are free with a suggested $10 donation per ticket! Book your ticket today! 

March 5th, 2023 at 2pm 

NorthStar Church of the Arts 

220 W Geer St., Durham NC 27701

Bring The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus directly to your school! Vault Theatre will tour this performance to schools in Durham and surrounding areas! 

Max Participants: 400

Duration: 60 minutes

Special Requirements: Performance space of at least 20 ft x 20 ft is required for this performance. Auditoriums or gyms are best. Artist will provide its own technical equipment.


  • Single Performance: $625

  • Two Same-Day Performances: $1,000

To book or with any questions please reach out to us here! For Durham Public Schools, Vault Theatre is a proud member of the Durham Arts Council CAPS Artist in Schools roster. For more information about these programs please visit here. 

Supported by

The Theatre for Young Audiences touring programming would not be possible without the generous support from:

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This project was supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. 

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