About the Show:
Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, Could You Hug A Cactus? is a musical revue that follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help her shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark?
About the Book:
“Could You Hug a Cactus?” is a collection of poetry and art meant to make you laugh, and feel, and ask yourself the question, “Am I capable of loving something even when it’s difficult?” The poetry for the book revolves around a theme of identity, imperfection, and our ability to love. It was just as important, though, that the book be funny and entertaining and something kids (and their parents) want to pick up over and over again