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The Meaning of Maggie

Adapted by Victoria Stewart
Based On The Book By Megan Jean Sovern
Published by Chronicle Books

As befits a future President of the United States of America, Maggie Mayfield has decided to write a memoir of the past year of her life. And what a banner year it’s been! During this period she has been Student of the Month on a regular basis, an official shareholder of Coca-Cola stock, and the defending Science Fair champion. Most importantly, though, this is the year Maggie has to pull up her bootstraps (the family motto) and finally learn why her cool-dude dad is in a wheelchair, no matter how scary that is. Full of instantaneously relatable characters, The Meaning of Maggie is a story about how growing up is an adventure that lets us strengthen the best parts of ourselves and reaffirms the importance of family.

  • Run Dates Jan 26 - Feb 11, 2018
  • Appropriate Ages 8+
  • Duration 75 minutes

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Show dates and times

Friday, Jan. 26 - 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 27 - 2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 27 - 5 pm
Sunday, Jan. 28 - 2 pm
Friday, Feb. 2 - 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 3 - 2 pm* ⁂
Saturday, Feb. 3 - 5 pm**
Sunday, Feb. 4 - 2 pm
Friday, Feb. 9 - 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 10 - 2 pm
Saturday, Feb. 10 - 5 pm
Sunday, Feb. 11 - 2 pm

* ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided
** Sensory-friendly show
⁂ Audio description services for the blind are provided


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Field Trip Info


Best for Grades:
  • 3rd - 8th grade
  • Coping with an ill parent
  • Families and communication
  • Accepting what you cannot change
State Requirements:
  • Retelling information from narrative text
  • Making connections between characters or events in narrative and informational text, to own life or other cultures
  • Describing how people’s actions affect others
Field trip dates and times:
  • Thurs. Jan. 25th at 1 pm
  • Fri. Jan. 26th at 10 am
  • Tues. Jan. 30th at 10 am
  • Wed. Jan. 31st at 10 am
  • Thurs. Feb. 1st at 1 pm
  • Fri. Feb. 2nd at 10 am
  • Tues. Feb. 6th at 10a
  • Wed. Feb. 7th at 10 am
  • Thurs. Feb. 8th at 1 pm
  • Fri. Feb. 9th at 10 am
Field Trip Pricing:
  • Teachers are FREE!
  • $5.00 Students
  • $3.75 Students on Reduced Lunch Program
  • $2.75 Students on Free Lunch Program
  • $5.00 Adult Chaperones
  • Note: Tax will be added for out-of-state groups
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Show tickets are available at Will Call, if not picked up earlier. Lobby doors will open 45 minutes prior to the show. Tickets that have not been claimed five minutes prior to the the show may be released or sold.


The Rose is surrounded by several metered parking spots, active from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The cost is $0.25 per hour or $10 per day. Metered parking is free on Sundays and holidays. Free parking is available in the Wells Fargo parking lot on the northwest corner of 20th and Farnam streets on weekends and after 5:30 p.m. on weeknights. Parking is also available on weekends for $2 in the parking garage at 19th & Harney, courtesy of the Omaha Douglas County Public Building Commission.


Everyone deserves a chance to experience the magic of theater. Performances are open to children and family members of all abilities. Click here to learn more about accessibility at The Rose.

Join Our Post-Performance Q&A Session!

A few minutes after the performance, our actors will conduct a Question & Answer session from the stage. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the scenery, costumes, special effects, and other aspects of the production. The actors may even have a question or two for you about the story.

Meet the Cast & Get an Autograph!

Some performers will be available after the show to say hello, pose in pictures, and sign their autographs for you. You can meet them on the mezzanine level right outside the entrance to our balcony level seats.