A Virtual Children's Tour 2021:

Written by Eric Coble
Directed by Katherine McGerr
Costume and Scenic Design by Carmen Martinez


School is out for the summer, the weather is hot and the boredom is heavy. But 8-year-old Sheila and her pack of pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down. When their fantastical junkyard fort draws the attention of a walking, talking, surprisingly well-dressed coyote, the adventurers suddenly find themselves deep in the desert, facing The Council of Howls, The Sting Brigade, The Death Cactus and much more. It's a whirlwind adventure about how we affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet, and how we take on the mission of saving the world from ourselves. A unique twist on traditional storytelling, where a bit of moonlight brings a menagerie of found objects to life, this original play shows the power of memory and imagination and will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.

Captivate your students’ imagination by inviting Shelia and the Bank of America Children’s Tour into your learning space for a virtual performance. Recommended for grades 2 through 6. Classroom study guides are provided prior to each performance to enhance student learning.

Available for virtual tour October 6, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Live performances available weekends in October. 

Booking Information

Virtual Performance
A link to a video performance of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus exclusive to your school will be made available for 48 hours of your choice, October 6, 2021, through May 30, 2022.

Live Performance
In person performances are available weekends in October for any venue. Performances include a post-show talkback session with the actors as well as brilliant costumes, creative sets, enchanting music, and stunning puppetry. 
$475 for one performance, $850 for two

For More Information or to Arrange a Performance

Kate Laissle
Associate Director of Education

About the Bank of America Children's Tour

Each fall, the Bank of America Children’s Tour brings high-energy, interactive, and culturally diverse performances to elementary school audiences. Each performance is fully staged with scenery, costumes, and sound. You need only provide the stage, cafeteria, classroom, or any open space! Performances include a talkback with the actors and our helpful study guide for further classroom exploration. Pre- or post-show sessions with our talented Teaching Artists can be arranged upon request.

Recent Productions

Danny, King of the Basement (2020)
Suzette Who Set to Sea (2019)

Miss Electricity (2018)
Metamorphan (2017)
A Promise is a Promise (2016)
New Kid (2015)
Annabel Drudge and The Second Day of School (2014)
The Bully Games (2013)
A Thousand Cranes (2012)
New Kid (2011)
Annabel Drudge... and the Second Day of School (2010)
The Song from the Sea (2009)
A Thousand Cranes (2008)
The Mischief Makers (2007)
The Red Sun and the Green Moon (2006)
Fractured Fairy Tales (2005)
The Great Peanut Butter Radio Hour (2004)
Really Rosie (2003)




Past Shows