The Island of Anyplace

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Jennifer’s father has dragged her to the theater when she’d much rather be at home or at a movie. But when she runs up on stage and starts to make up her own play, her father becomes a magician and helps her bring it to life on the stage! Jennifer’s story is full of interesting people, creatures and adventures. It all starts when a poor shipwrecked boy washes up onto the shore of a beautiful but lonely island—how will he find his parents and get home?

Along the way, The Island of Anyplace introduces all of the aspects of theater, including acting, directing, sets, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound effects and much more. Since 1990, actors from the Institute for Advanced Theater Training have been performing this annual production for children.

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The creation and development of The Island of Anyplace was made possible by a generous grant from Robert K. and Myra H. Kraft. Additional support has been pro­vided through The Frank W. and Carl S. Adams Memorial Fund, Analog Devices Inc., The Bay State Charitable Foundation, The Cabot Family Charitable Trust, Cambridge Trust, Draper Laboratory, The E.H.A. Foundation Inc., the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundation, Inc., The Ramsey McCluskey Foundation, The Sholley Foundation, State Street Foundation, and The Abbot and Dorothy Stevens Foundation.


music composed by Barry Rocklin
additional music by David Remedios
scenic design by Scott Bradley
costumes by Hilary Hacker
lighting by Kenneth Helvig
sound design by David Remedios