by Glen Berger

Peabody, the Science Fair Affair

October 17 - 25
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium


A rollicking world-premiere comedy about science just for KIDS!

Peabody is the rib-tickling tale of an 11-year-old girl’s discovery that science is all around us – that science is us! It’s a wonderfully fun show and a whip-smart introduction to S.T.E.M. issues for kids.


Lola Kennedy discovers invisible ink! Photo by Blueline Media

Age recommendation: 6+ 
Run time: 50 minutes
Show Location: Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center Auditorium



11-year-old Alyssa Peabody can’t figure out why her older brother is always in the bathroom! Is it how much he drinks or is it maybe what he drinks? Seeking the answer to this seemingly silly question sparks a series of mishaps and adventures – bringing Alyssa into conflict with her wily science-fair nemesis Phillip, a strict but well-meaning Principal, and even the President of the United States herself!

With the help of timely visits from some of history’s most colorful and groundbreaking scientists, what begins as a simple investigation into sports drinks and sodas turns into a comic, epic, and ultimately heroic journey into the heart of the scientific process!


  • was commissioned by Cardinal Stage from Glen Berger. Glen wrote Underneath the Lintel and Broadway’s Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Glen’s has written more than 150 episodes for children’s tv, including Arthur (PBS), Peep, Big and Small (BBC), Curious George (PBS), and Fetch with Ruff Ruffman (PBS), for which he was head writer for all five of its seasons.  He is currently writing the Broadway-bound adaptation of  August Rush.
  • launches the Cardinal for Kids season at the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center before heading out on an eight county tour to 8,000+ elementary and middle school students.
  • stars Cardinal’s youngest regulars Lola Kennedy and Connor Starks. Lola was the lead in last season’s The Birthday Feast. She also played Mr. Nilsson in Pippi Longstocking, Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and Annie in Annie. Lola was also seen in the Indiana Repertory Theatre productions of The Giver and The Crucible. Connor is a regular in shows at Bloomington High School North. For Cardinal, he played the role of Eugene in last season’s hit comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs.
  • features Cardinal associate artistic director Mike Price in a series of hilarious cameo roles!


Rehearsing a scene. Photo by Blueline Media

Rehearsing a scene from Peabody!
Photo by Blueline Media