PA's Bloomsburg Presents Cleary's Ramona Quimby

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The life of a third grader isn't as easy as we may think.

The life of a third grader isn't as easy as we may think.

That's what we find out through Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's production of Ramona Quimby. Quimby is adapted by Obie Award winner Len Jenkin (Careless Love,Gogol) from Beverly Cleary's "Ramona," stories about her own childhood. Quimby runs from July 31-Aug. 17.

Ramona is a third grader whose life is besieged with problems. Her father lost his job and went back to smoking, her mother now must get a job to support the family, and her favorite aunt is moving away to get married.

The show, however is not all gloom and doom. A chorus of Cub Scouts and Brownies sing such children's' classics as "Nobody Loves Me, Everybody Hates Me, I'm Gonna Go Eat Worms".

In addition to the "Ramona" stories, Cleary is the author of more than 30 books for children, including her first book in 1950, "Henry Huggins." She has won numerous literary awards including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Newbery Medal for her book "Dear Mr. Henshaw". Cleary's stories have sold more than 10 million copies. For more information on the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, call (800) 282-0283 or visit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at Playbill On-Line.

--By Sean McGrath

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