Developed by: STAGES Youth Theater
Directed by: IAN CARLSEN

In the small seaside city of Belleport, Captain Sam is ready to embark on a brand new ship’s maiden voyage. Sam’s friends are a little skeptical; it’s only the first day of summer vacation, and Sam’s boat is made of cardboard! Undeterred, Captain Sam sets off on an adventurous journey filled with sea creatures, ocean encounters….and quite a bit of trash! With big heart and big imagination, The Cardboard Boat explores caring for our oceans, finding beauty in everyday things, and how one person can make a big difference.

STAGES YOUTH THEATER (202 Woodford St, Portland)
Friday, May 17 – 6:30PM

Saturday, May 18 – 10:30AM
Saturday, May 18 – 1:00PM
Sunday, May 19 – 1:00PM
Sunday, May 19 – 3:30PM

STAGES YOUTH THEATER (202 Woodford St, Portland)
Wednesday, May 15 – 10:00AM 
Thursday, May 16 – 10:00AM — SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!
For information about booking school groups, please email STAGES Education Director, Shannon Wade ( 

ESTIMATED RUN TIME: The STAGES Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) program strives to present theater as not just an event, but an experience. THE CARDBOARD BOAT includes both a performance and a post-show workshop,  designed to engage and involve audience members young and old. The entire TYA experience will last approximately 90 minutes. (click here to learn more about TYA at STAGES)

  None!  All STAGES TYA shows are all-ages friendly.


TICKET PRICE: Tickets for all seats of all TYA public performances are $10.00. There is only one ticket price for the show, and all tickets are for general admission seats.  Tickets are non-refundable, though exchanges for another TYA performance may be possible pending availability. Please contact to inquire about group rates for a party of 8 or more people, or to arrange discounted tickets for school groups.

WILL CALL: There will be NO paper tickets issued for this performance. Pre-paid tickets will be held in the form of a will call list. You and each member of your party will need to check in with this list at the box office table (opens one hour prior to performance start time).

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