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The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss
directed by Jeff Mills

Sally and her brother are bored on a rainy day, when the Cat in the Hat appears with tricks and things and games to play. Their day is filled with mischief and imagination despite protests from their fish. That is, until their mom returns home. Join us for Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s story that illustrates boredom is truly just a state of mind.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

April 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
TUE, THU, & FRI at 10 AM​
SAT & SUN at 2 PM​

DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre
(312) 922-1999

Themes: Fun/boredom, home, rebellion, responsibility, social expectations, and trust.

Emily Anderson (Thing 1), Lyndsey Betham (Sally), Gregory Fields (The Cat), Isabelle Jennings (Thing 2), Jack Lancaster (Narrator), Vinh Nguyen (Brother), and Harmony Zhang (The Fish) .

The production team includes scenic design by Jennifer Wernau, costume design by Elizabeth Martinez, lighting design by Alexandra Jonasse, sound design by Haley Feiler, technical direction by William Young, dramaturgy by Patricia Mahoney, and stage management by Danny Fender. ​​

Special Events:

4/21: Opening Day Autograph Session with the cast following the performance

5/6: Sensory Friendly performance (2 PM)

4/27 and 5/19: 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 your visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities and their guests.

The performance of The Cat in The Hat  on Saturday, 5/6 (2 PM) will be sensory friendly. A social narrative and adapted teacher guide will be available prior to the performance. Accommodations to this performance include reduced sound and lighting cues and some added light in the house of the theatre to welcome audience members with sensory sensitivities.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

The performances of The Cat in The Hat on 5/11 (10 AM) and 5/12 (2 PM) will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. We also offer Sennheiser personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assistive listening devices are available to patrons upon request.

Audio Description Services:

The performance of The Cat in the Hat on 5/10 (10 AM) will include a live audio description of the visual and physical events onstage for patrons who are blind or have low-vision. Call (312) 922-1999 for more information.