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“The Neverending Story”

By Larissa Gudino

two sphinxes standing guard from The Neverending Story
Michael Kleinhenz

Imagine it: You take cover from schoolyard bullies in a mysterious bookstore, only to be further goaded by a condescending bookkeeper who hits your insecurity button by telling you the tome he’s reading is “too much for you.” You steal the book, skip school, read it and live out a heroic tale of triumph set in a fantasy world called “The Nothing.” Is “The Neverending Story” an allegory on how internalized fear cripples imagination? A lesson about action leading to self-worth? A cautionary tale against book thievery? Either way, our underdog, Bastian, enters a dangerous world through a story that becomes indiscernible from real life, resulting in a heart-wrenching and macabre coming-of-age that shouldn’t be missed.

Contrary to the title’s implication, this story (and show) does end; get your tickets at studiotheatrelr.com.


May 10, 2019 @ 12:30 am
May 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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The Studio Theatre
320 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
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(501) 374-2615