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Date(s) - 05/21/2021
All Day


A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Slingsby of Adelaide, Australia


On Demand May 10-23, 2021  |  Streaming Event


Based on the novella by Erich Kästner, Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Never underestimate the determination of a child!  Young Emil catches a train to visit family, but something valuable is stolen and Emil ends up alone in the big city, lost and desperate. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around, and the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the criminal?

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES is a journey about discovery and self-discovery, the value of friendships and taking risks, and the empowerment of young people.  In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, the story is told by two skilled actors combining the thrilling intrigue of a classic caper with an evocative film noir design, complete with smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score.

Curriculum Connections:  Fine Arts, Language Arts, Emotional/Social Development

Recommended for Grades 3 and up  (65 minutes)

Content available to stream on demand at a time of your choosing from May 10-23, 2021.  You may access content for your classroom multiple times.  Registration for each participating classroom is required.  


Purchase information:  

For Schools:  Cost for schools is $60/classroom.  A fillable Order Form is available on-line at or you may contact Janice Slocum to register.  Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.

For Homeschools and General Public:  Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or

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