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Could You Hug A Cactus

Stockton Civic Theatre presents

Could You Hug A Cactus

Based on the poems by Phillip Van Wagoner

Book by Jessica Penzias

Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado

Co-Directed by James Reed & John Thiel

Co-Musical Directed by Amy Dahlstrom & Karen Rogers

Show Program


Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, Could You Hug A Cactus? is a musical revue that follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help them shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark?

Could You Hug A Cactus? is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (

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