December 7 – 16, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Produced in Association with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Can you imagine far away places?

Imagination drives this story of Bastian, a young boy who steals the book, The Neverending Story, from a curmudgeonly store owner and becomes drawn into the book and the dying land of Fantastica. Once there, Bastian finds himself on a quest to save Fantastica and ultimately himself. Walking the fine line between reality and imagination, The Neverending Story is one that is unforgettable as well.

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Full Cast

production Team


Jude Binkley


Liz Wheeler


Emma Fullen

Set Designer

Edith Dinger Wadkins

Childlike Empress

Kadah Binkley

Costume Designer

Ruth Ann Wheeler

Bastian’s Father

Gilbert (Buddy) Frontz

Lighting Designer

Clay Eads


Claire O’Shaughnessy

Sound Designer

Keya Myers-Alkire


Jules Zimmerman

Stage Manager(s)

Cody Shope & Joanna Van Sickle

Professor Engywook

Toby Hattemer


Bella Glaser


Sophia Friend


Sydney Friend

The Purple Buffalo/Spider Baby

Olivia Delffs


Lilly Kurfees

The Elder

Clara Livingston


Krystyn Norris


Gabrielle Nelson

Sassafrayan Adult/Spider Baby

Rayli Boyd

Sassafrayan Child

Katie Stewart

Uyulala/Spider Baby

Aujolie Carter

Bully #1

Stella Fried

Bully #2/The Nothing

Lindsey Butler

Bully #3/The Nothing

Caroline Bloomfield

The Caretaker/The Nothing/Baureo

Cassidy Byron

The Teacher/Spider Baby

Corinne Gorgas

Lirr/Purple Buffalo

Eirann McClatchy

Eribo/Purple Buffalo

Mckinley Witt

The Bookseller

Tia Tucker


Friday December 7, 2012

7:30 PM

Saturday December 8, 2012

2:30 PM

Sunday December 9, 2012

2:30 PM

Friday December 14, 2012

7:30 PM

Saturday December 15, 2012

2:30 PM

Sunday December 16, 2012

2:30 PM