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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch


Axis Theatre in 
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Based on the book by Eileen Spinelli.

Sunday, February 25
3pm in Stewart Theatre

$12 | Kids under 3 are FREE | Both KIDSTUFF shows for $18

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About the Show

Mr. Hatch leads a predictable and dreary life; he keeps to himself. One Valentine’s Day, he unexpectedly receives a heart-shaped package with an anonymous note that whispers, “somebody loves you,” and everything changes. This heartwarming puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a lonely existence. Join washerwomen Betsy, Edna, and Molly as they bring Mr. Hatch’s story to life and help him search for his secret admirer!

Vancouver-based physical theatre company Axis Theatre has brought the joy of live theatre to children and families across the world for close to fifty years. Their award-winning original works seek to spark wonder in the young and young at heart.

With captivating puppetry and innovative set design, Eileen Spinelli’s heartwarming tale of transformation from loneliness to friendship springs to life.

Recommended for friendship seekers ages 3 to 10 and their families.


Pair Axis Theatre’s Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch on February 25, 2024 with Manual Cinema’s Leonardo! on October 14, 2023 and get both shows for $18.

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster uses hundreds of illustrated paper puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, and songs to bring Mo Willems’ books about courage and friendship to life. Created by the ingenious Emmy Award-winning company Manual Cinema, known for mixing low-fi props with interactive technology.

The KIDSTUFF Package is no longer available.

Still from Manual Cinema's Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster (actors and fury monster puppets stand in front of purple screen smiling into a camera)


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Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event.

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

It Takes a Village

NC State LIVE is supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.