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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

By Matt de la Pena, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier
Digital Recording and Underscoring by Paris Ray Dozier
Originally co-commissioned and produced by Chicago Children's Theatre and the Children's Theatre Company
Directed by Natalie Sowell

Call the UNCG Theatre Box Office at 336-334-4392 or purchase tickets online.

Age Rating: Ages 3 and up
Run Time: Approx. 1 hr.
Frame/Works Discussion via Zoom: TBA
Location: Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre (Brown Building), 402 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412, and Touring Performances

This production is touring every Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 6 to Apr. 23, 2024.

For information about bringing the touring version of this show to your school or organization, please contact the School of Theatre Box Office at 336-334-4392 or email them at

Six-year-old CJ is (reluctantly) staying with his (extremely over-the-top) Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to (his phone and tablet). The disagreeable (and let’s just admit it, whiny) child is dragged on a bus ride that’s loud and gritty and weird. Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem. This is one hip-hop, eclectic, heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ joy ride. –Plays for New Audiences

“Last Stop on Market Street is what a children's theater should be. It does not talk down to its audience. It is burgeoning with wonder. If you are a kid, you’ll giggle yourself silly. If you were once a kid, you just might remember what that felt like.” –Chicago Sun Times

Produced by special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences.