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About the Orphanage


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Tim Burton meets Edward Gorey in this immersive theatrical experience where the orphans are running the orphanage.


Rowena and Thaddeus, the two eldest orphans, have taken over Gashlycrumb Orphanage following the mysterious and sudden disappearance of headmistress Mrs. Gintz. As we, the audience-cum-orphans learn, Mrs. Gintz has lied to us about our given names and respectable origins.  Only Rowena and Thaddeus know the true story behind the fateful night we each arrived at the orphanage, and only they can help us to uncover the truth. Are we pleasant Midwestern theater-goers, or are we secretly gypsy princesses, raised by bears?  


Who would we rather be? 


Gashlycrumb Orphanage examines identity and origin through a range of storytelling styles, including dance, toy theater, and original music.



The artists:
Co-creators and writers: Lacy Katherine Campbell, Jeff Trainor

Rowena: Lacy Katherine Campbell

Thaddeus: Jeff Trainor

Directed by: Halena Kays


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