‘The Boy Who Stole the Stars’ at Sutter Street Theatre

By: Telegraph Staff
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A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man’s behavior is different; he’s short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather’s aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars.

Their togetherness seems to renew the old man’s interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars.

An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying. 

“It steals the audience and steals hearts,” wrote a critic when this warm and moving play opened at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

The local production runs Aug. 11 through Sept. 8 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for general, $15 for seniors and students with an ID card and $13 for children 12 years and under.

For reservations go online to or call the box office at 916-353-1001.