The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

October 28 - November 12

by Eric Coble

Directed by Leslie J. Miller

Starring Kyleigh Sacco

8-year-old Sheila and her pack of pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down. The adventurers find themselves deep in the desert, facing The Council of Howls, The Sting Brigade, The Death Cactus, and much more. It’s a whirlwind adventure about how we affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet. This original play will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages with the power of memory and imagination.

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It's a compelling tale for all ages, including those of us who belong to a generation that has failed to do the heavy-lifting of making the earth (air, water, soil, you name it) a better place.

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Opening Night: October 28th

Regular Performances:

Saturdays at 5pm (No show Nov. 4th), Sundays at 1pm


$10 Children
$12 Adults

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About The Artists

Kyleigh Sacco

Dust Cloud

Kyleigh Sacco

Kyleigh Sacco, she/they (Dust Cloud) is thrilled to be sharing their love for the desert! She is a native Tucsonan (desert rat through-and-through) who has been working in local theatre for nearly a decade. At LTW she has acted, choreographed, stage-managed, directed, and done most other jobs around the theatre. Her love for the natural world colors everything that she does and in the spring of 2022, LTW produced a play that Kyleigh wrote about the Sonoran Desert and the magic that can be found within each of us called TAKE A HIKE. Kyleigh is a graduate of the U of A with degrees in Theatre Arts and Natural Resources. She works as an experiential educator and aims to create safe spaces where people of all ages can connect with the world around them.

Leslie J. Miller


Leslie J. Miller

Leslie J. Miller (Director) is grateful to be a part of this amazing production and amazing artists making the magic happen on this stage . In the past she has worked with ATT as writer/director of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE PRINCESS WHO WOULDN’T SMILE. She directed JACK AND THE BEANSTALK and THE THREE BAD WOLVES. Leslie also appeared in the ATT production of MISS NELSON IS MISSING for which she is sometimes randomly recognized. Leslie studied theatre at College of Eastern Utah in the small, quirky town of Price. There she learned the basics of theatre arts that she still relies on today including the value of a good mentor and the power of true friendship.

Karin Hupp

Props Master

Karin Hupp

Karin Hupp (Props Master) has been the prop master for over eight years; she also does scenic painting and box office. Some of her favorite projects included the wedding cake for ONE SLIGHT HITCH, the hound from BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK MYSTERY, and the cookies from FROG AND TOAD. Favorite scenes she has painted include Dorothy Parker’s VICIOUS CIRCLE and the bookshelves in THE COLUMNIST. Karin enjoys working for LTW because it helps her grow as an artist.

Amanda Gremel

Director of Children's Programming & Sound Designer

Amanda Gremel

Amanda Gremel (Director of Children’s Programming, Sound Designer) is the Director of Children’s Programming here at LTW, which means she gets the chance to create wonderful seasons for our Children’s Theatre full of original and magical productions like the one you are about to see. She also runs our Education program which has grown so much over the past few years. She takes pride and honor in the work that her students accomplish each session and hopes to share with all children and their families the joy that comes with having arts in your life. Aside from enjoying her day job, She also directs, does choreography and she also likes to take to the stage from time to time. She was last seen on the Main Stage as Patsy Cline in ALWAYS…..PATSY CLINE, the many Women in NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, earning her a MAC nomination, Bertha in BOEING BOEING and Chorus in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE which won the MAC Award for best Drama. On the Children’s Theatre some of her favorite roles are the Cowardly Lion in THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, the Golden Goose in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, Merlia in KING ARTHUR, and the Sheriff of Nottingham in ROBIN HOOD.