May 30 - June 2

The Way Back Home School Performance


  • May 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • May 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM
  • May 31, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  • June 1, 2017 at 9:15 AM
  • June 1, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  • June 2, 2017 at 9:15 AM
  • June 2, 2017 at 11:15 AM

School Performances, Lab Theater

Approximate Run-time: 50-60 min

Call 651.282.3115 today to place your order!

Grade Recommendation: PK-3

Curriculum Connections: Arts, English/Language Arts, Science, Community Values

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake. The fuel tank is empty and the boy must execute a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there… The Way Back Home uses puppets to tell a simple yet profound tale about friendship and conquoring the fear of the unknown.

The Way Back Home is presented by Teater Refleksion (DK) and Branar Téatar (IE), produced in association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, and based on a book by Oliver Jeffers published by Harper Collins Publishers.

$3.50/ticket + Bus Reimbursement

Please call the Education Hotline at 651.282.3115 to order tickets.

Performance availability is subject to change at any time.

* This performance will be sensory-friendly, designed to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and nurturing environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other individuals with sensory, social and learning disabilities. It will involve adapting the house rules, adapting the audience environment, as well as pre-theater preparatory activities so the audience begins to understand and anticipate what might happen at a performing arts experience. While this performance has a fluid atmosphere, it is open to the general public and can be a learning opportunity regarding the typical theater experience. A knowledgeable advisory committee of teachers, parents and organizations helped inform and shape this opportunity.

Please call 651.282.3115 for current availability.

Accommodations include:

  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • Lower sound level
  • Audience is free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • A quiet space outside the theater filled with an assortment manipulatives and comfort objects – stress balls, squeeze toys, bean bag chairs, pillows, blankets, and floor puzzles
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement
  • Seat cushions and ear plugs
  • Trained volunteers to assist with student’s needs
  • Limited crowds and visitors at the Ordway during the day and timing of the performance
  • Easy access to make quick exit
  • Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the performance
  • Pre-visit materials: Pre-visit Story, Visual Schedule, Study Guide – Coming Soon!