Canterbury School invites our community to see the award-winning play by Cherie Bennett: Zink: The Myth, the Legend, the Zebra, performed by our Middle School Theatre students. The show will open in Canterbury's Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. and continue on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 at the same time. The show is free and open to the public.
Zink was commissioned by First Stage Milwaukee, one of the nation's leading professional equity companies, and it was based upon a theme suggested by the Zink the Zebra Foundation. The challenge: Write a play about a girl with leukemia and zebras. The awesome result was Bennett's winning play.
Zink is a story of true courage in the face of unpredictable predators. The imaginative, sometimes funny, as well as the heartbreaking plot, revolves around lonely twelve-year-old Becky Zaslow who is afflicted with leukemia, and her guardian-angel herd of zebras on the African savannah. Becky learns from the wise, grandmotherly leader of the herd, Mama Zeke, the story of a mythological, polka-dotted zebra named Zink. Zink's spots initially made the zebra an outcast with the herd, who later became a hero with the most courage and the biggest heart. As Becky battles her illness, she zaps back and forth between her real life and the zebra world. Zink: The Myth, the Legend, the Zebra is a family drama that is best suited for ages 8 and up.