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! 

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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. 

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

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