A group of barnyard bovines finds a typewriter and uses it to demand better treatment from their owner: This is the storyline of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, a children’s book by author Doreen Cronin and the season-closing production of Asheville Creative Arts. The show, which includes acting, live music, dance and puppetry, will open at The Magnetic Theatre on Friday, July 21.
“I think now is an important time to teach kids about activism because from early on, many young people are made to feel their lives and voices aren’t significant, and it’s important we counter that and acknowledge their ability to make change,” says Abby Felder, production director of the show. “The story told in Click, Clack, Moo is about precisely that,” she says. “And since we are illustrating this behavior in an abstracted way, we also want to highlight the many people and organizations in Asheville who are doing this in a concrete way, to show that change can take many forms.”