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I’m Proud of You

Mar 22 - Apr 12, 2025

by Tim Madigan and Harry Parker

based on the book I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers by Tim Madigan

a co-production of Open Stage and Someone to Tell it To

directed by Kelli Kauterman

part of The Good at Heart Festival 2025

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Mar 22 - Apr 12, 2025

in the Capital Blue Cross Main Stage

a co-production of Open Stage and Someone to Tell It To

Evenings at 7:30pm: Mar 22, 28, 29, Apr 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Matinees at 2:00pm: Mar 23, 30, Apr 6

Special Performances & Events:

  • Opening Night and Reception: occurs after every performance

  • Post-Performance Discussion: Sat, Mar 22

  • ASL Interpreted Performance: Thu, Apr 3 at 7:30pm (contact for best seating)

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the performance starts. There will be no late seating after the commencement of the performance to ensure the safety of our performers and patrons.

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A true story of a life-altering friendship...

Tim Madigan, an “anonymous guy who wrote stories for a newspaper in Texas,” and Fred Rogers, the icon of children’s television and one of the history’s most beloved celebrities, formed an unexpected, deep friendship.

"You know him, at least if you are of a certain age, as Mister Rogers, the icon of children’s television, America’s secular saint, loving and gentle, wise and compassionate. I knew him as my friend, Fred… I considered him to be one of my closest friends. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say that if it were not for Fred Rogers, I might not be around today, alive to tell you my story..."

Tim Madigan invites us into his memories and friendship with a man who shaped more than a generation—simply with his kindness.

You’ll Love I’m Proud of You, if you enjoy:  "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom, "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert, “Tiny Beautiful Things” and "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Running time: 90m with no intermission

Recommended for ages 13 and up

a co-production of Open Stage and Someone to Tell it To

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90m with no intermission


Part of The Good at Heart Festival

The third annual festival, inspired by the Anne Frank quote “…in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

The Good At Heart Festival

Content Advisory

Parents Strongly Cautioned

This show contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14.

See specific content warnings below.

This show contains the following:

strong coarse language



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