Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition



Date: November 25, 2019

Time: 11:45 am

Location: Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center

Cost: $5/each

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Presented by Theatre Heroes from Austin, Texas 

Based on the book by Jack London; Adapted by Jason Tremblay

Additional performance at 9:45 a.m.

Recommended for Grades 4 and up
Running Time: 50-55 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Dramatic Performance, Performance & Technology; Language Arts; Science;

History; Emotional/Social Development: Adapting to new circumstances, Resilience, Endurance, Survival

Jack London’s classic tale comes to life on stage. This multi-media adventure mixes performance and storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush of the 1800s, Buck becomes the most famous dog in the northland’s history and discovers the endurance and strength of his wild, primal ancestors as their call courses through his blood. A thrilling tale of courage and survival. The production uses 180-degree projection that surrounds the performer and provides scenic, artistic, and historical context to the show through their content. The images feature a unique mix of Philip R. Goodwin’s classical illustrations from the book’s first edition, period photographs, and brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae.

Call of the Wild Study Guide