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Apr 19 — Apr 20

The Kid at the Edge of Everything

12-year-old Simon lives an overwhelming and overscheduled life, but they really want to find a place that they can stop and think. At the same time, on the other side of the universe, The Kid at the Edge of Everything lives alone, bored, and isolated. Following a startling sequence of events involving “lots and lots of fireworks” and a rocket ship, their worlds collide changing the trajectory of the children’s lives forever. 

With an age-appropriate cast of professional adults and COCA student actors, this imaginative adventure about friendship will delight audiences of all ages. Written by internationally acclaimed playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, the play has been described as “Interstellar surrealism,” yet children will relate to the real-world struggles of the characters to find balance and connection. 

Recommended for ages 7+. 

ASL interpretation provided by DEAF, Inc. for the 7:00PM performance on Friday, April 19. Audio Description provided by MindsEye Radio for the 2:00PM performance on Saturday, April 20.


The kid at the edge of everything graphic with rocket ship and stars

Apr 19 — Apr 20

The Kid at the Edge of Everything

April 19 @ 12:00 am April 20 @ 11:59 pm

6880 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
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$26 – $30



Join us for an additional experience before or after the performances.

SAT, APR 20 | 1:00PM & 3:00PM | $5

Come to COCA’s Millstone Gallery before or after the show to create a show-related mixed media art project led by Maria Ojascastro.

Tickets to this special add-on experience must be purchased in advance. Recommended for ages 6–13.

Kay/The Kid: Peyton Webster

Simon: Louis Mallon

Louise/Ensemble: Millie Eidelman

Artie/Ensemble: Dax Wilkins

Michael/Ensemble: David Priest

Chloe/Teen Louise/Ensemble/US: Devynn Yakel

Teacher/Ensemble: Cayden Swink

Mom: Molly Wenstrom

Dad: Makari Robinson-McNeese

Artistic Director of Theatre/Director: Shawna Flanigan

Scenic Designer: Shayna Patel

Lighting Designer: Jayson Lawshee

Projections Designer: Tyson Johnson

Original Music Composer/Performer: Syrhea Conaway

Costume Designer: Cody Floyd

Artistic Producer/Props Manager: Cameron Tyler

Assistant Director: Caroline Dumey

Dramaturg: Soph Levinson

Production Manager/Stage Manager: Carolyn Carter

Assistant Stage Manager: Dizzy Funke

Assistant Stage Manager: Emma Fletcher

Costume Assistant: Raina Bentley

Costume Assistant: Taylor Martin


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