Lonnie's mama named him after the 1970s dance hit, "Locomotion," but she isn't around anymore. His teacher, Ms. Marcus, is teaching his class about poetry. As he fills the pages of his notebook with haikus, sonnets, and words-written-quickly-so-that-they-don't-escape, we learn about his foster mother Ms. Edna, his beloved little sister Lili, and the heartbreak of loss.
The stage version of Jacqueline Woodson's award-winning novel engages audiences with humor and warmth, while introducing poetry and the power of personal narrative.
Dates & Times
February 25—March 18 , 2012
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland
"The play has the meditative feel of a poem, with its beautiful language and revealed meanings..." — OregonLive