Theodore Boone and the Thrill of Rights! to Play Geffen Playhouse
In this interactive legal comedy based on the book by John Grisham, kids from the audience join professional actors on stage to become the jury, witnesses, and lawyers in a high-stakes trial. The primary suspect is 12-year-old Theo Boone, who is on trial for stealing the Bill of Rights. With a signed letter of permission from his parents, Theo decides that the best lawyer to try his case is himself.
The Geffen Playhouse began its Story Pirates partnership in 2009 as a way to expand the resources of the theater's current in-school initiatives. Story Pirates, which was originally founded in New York in 2003, is a nationally recognized arts and literacy organization, working to engage students in under-resourced public schools by showing them that their ideas, words, and stories are important.