The Thing About Unicorns On Demand – Youth Theatre Northwest

THE THING ABOUT UNICORNS

Written by Kate Swenson
Directed by Cory Southwell
Uvi the unicorn is known for her ability to fix anything and her frequent rants about The Real Unicorns of Forestville, a popular online show. Uvi thinks those “real” unicorns are a bad influence--too perfect to be believed or achieved. The thing about Uvi is, she’s not a pastel and glitter gal. She ditches stereotypes and hangs with her BFFs, Al Chupacabra and Sassy Sasquatch, in her garage.
But her comfort zone is shaken when a mysterious stampede nearly tramples their younger siblings. The three friends jump to emotional conclusions and accidentally make the situation worse. Harsh words in real life and online fuel rumors that turn out to be false, but the damage is done. Uvi may have finally found something she doesn’t know how to fix.
Together the friends, their siblings, and a collection of Oddities must combine skills to take responsibility and protect the innocent. The truth must come out. Their journey will take them far from the safety of the garage and face-to-face with the Real Unicorns on their own dazzling turf.
Can this small band of friends prevail against the power of celebrity unicorns? How do you tell the truth when it’s something nobody wants to hear? A celebration of oddness, friendship, and fixing what you broke.

Our 2021 - 2022 School Season was conceived with current uncertainties around Covid-19 in mind. Things are going to be a little different, but we believe that this plan ensures we will be able to provide programming throughout the season. All productions can rehearse online if need be and the shows will be available via streaming.