Family Series


November 7 - 15, 2020

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. Balloonacy is a tender, uplifting one-performer show for the little ones (and the big ones too), and it’s our next Family Series production! Sweet, inventive, and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser

Directed by Jesse Gephart

Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences.

We are excited to host our first in-person performance since February! With the recent move into Phase 3 of reopening, we are happy to host up to 100 guests for each performance of Balloonacy. Performances will take place outside, socially distanced, in the Stephenson Amphitheatre. This show features one performer and has no dialogue. All performances are considered sensory-friendly.

Masks will be required when in common spaces, but you are welcome to remove your mask once you are in your designated seating area. If you need to leave your seat, we ask that you please put your mask back on. More information on COVID-19 precautions will be added soon!

Balloon-Themed Family Story Drama Workshop | Nov 7th & Nov 14th, following 10:30 a.m. shows

Join us after the 10:30 a.m. Saturday shows for a special family story drama workshop! RLT’s Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper, will read a balloon-themed story and lead you through drama activities as you bring the story to life with your family. This 30 minute workshop is FREE to attend and will take place in the amphitheatre following the 10:30 a.m. Saturday performances of Balloonacy. Ideal for ages 3-7 and their families, but all ages are welcome!


Thanks to our show sponsor, First Citizens Bank.

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Thanks to our Media Sponsor for Balloonacy, the N&O.

Additional support provided by Capital City Civitan Club.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

Runtime is approximately 40 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Saturdays at 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm
  • Sundays at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax:

  • Adults: $17
  • Children (12 and under): $12

Due to current gathering restrictions, a maximum of 100 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets are general admission, but we will have areas marked off for seating to ensure proper social distancing. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.

If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org.

Cast List

Old Man
Kevin Roberge

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.