Leonardo & Sam: the Terrible Monster and the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World, Respectively

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET
A Manual Cinema Monster Movie

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just...isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? Inspired by the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through mind-bending projection, DIY cinema, music, and immersive sound by critically-acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema, Leonardo & Sam tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy that we all must make.

Performance to be followed by Q&A

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Graphic of Leonardo and Sam: The Terrible Monster and The Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in The Whole World, Respectively. Leonardo and Sam are peeking over a white sign with name of the show on it. The background is light, sky blue.

Leonardo & Sam Storytime with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

If you love the books of Leonardo & Sam by Mo Willems, join our presenting partner, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on Tuesday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live for a virtual reading during the museum's Storytime with The Carle Program. For YouTube videos of recorded readings, visit the Carle's YouTube playlist where the April 6 reading will be archived as well.

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