TOP SECRET DEER DAY CARE by Laura Shamas, produced October 23-26, 2019, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. Description: After moving with her parents from the city into a new house at the edge of the forest, Jill discovers a naturalist boy named Stanley sitting just beyond her backyard fence line. Captivated and intrigued by the sudden emergence of a young fawn and its family, Jill and Stanley join forces to protect the colonies of deer who have grazed the land for generations.
All is well until they receive news that a developer has purchased the forest and plans to build a larger “colony” of their own. Determined to preserve the beauty before them, the two vow to fight for their newfound friends and a greener world. Winner: 2018-2019 National Playwriting Award for Theatre for Young Audiences, awarded by University of Central Missouri, Theatre and Dance. https://www.ucmo.edu/offices/theatre-and-dance-box-office-tickets/#