The Phantom Tollbooth

by Susan Nanus
based on the book by Norton Juster
directed by David Catlin

10/7/2014 10:00 AM - 11/15/2014 10:00 AM

​TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM
SAT & SUN at 2 PM
Please check the calendar for specific performance dates.​

movement coach Camille Litalien
costume design by Catharine Young
lighting design by Lindsay Rosenfeld 
scenic design by Jake Ives
sound design by Sebastian Woldt
dramaturgy by James Garrastegui & 
Gen Zoufal

stage management by Jackson Walsh

DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre

(312) 922-1999

Milo is bored in his bedroom until a magical tollbooth appears and transports him to the Kingdom of Wisdom. Here he discovers the magic of words and numbers, travels to strange lands like Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, and meets a Mathemagician, Spelling Bee, and other curious friends. Will they be able to save Princess Rhyme and Princess Reason if they work together? Based on the beloved book, this whimsical fairy tale proves that imagination and knowledge can change the world!

Recommended for ages 7 and up. 

​​​​​​THEMES: Discovery; Fables; Idioms, Metaphor, and Wordplay; Imagination; Literary Adaptation; Mathematics, Numbers, and Patterns; Perseverance; Personification; Teamwork

​​​​​​​​​The cast features Taylor Blim (Rhyme and Others), Briget Diehl (Dr. Kakofonous Dischord and Others), Erinn Fredin (Milo), Jason Goff (Mathemagician and Others), Sam Haines (Demon of Insincerity and Others), Sam Krey (Terrible Trivium and Others), Maya Malan-Gonzalez (Spelling Bee/Everpresent Word Snatcher and Others), Shadana Patterson (Clock/Gatekeeper and Others), Brian Rife (Tock), Awate Serequeberhan (Azaz and Others), Zivon Toplin (Senses Taker and Others), Vahishta Vafadari (Reason and Others), Peter Varga (Whether Man/Dynne and Others) and Dominique Watkins (Humbug).
​​​​​​​Special Events:
10/11: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Visit
10/11: Opening Day Autograph Session with the cast following the performance 
10/26: Special Sunday performance (2 PM)
10/30 & 11/8: Post-Show Discussion 

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:
If you or your child require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests. 

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

The performances of The Phantom Tollbooth on 10/23 (10 AM) and 10/26 (2 PM) will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. 

We also offer Sennheiser Infra-red personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request. 
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