The Yellow Boat
The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemopilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 with AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's bouyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintins. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats. "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat." Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.
Wednesday-Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performance begins at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Northwest Campus, Theatre Northwest in WTLO building
4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76179