ART Pick: Will and Whit

Will and Whit stars Mia Buckley as the title character. Publicity photo Will and Whit stars Mia Buckley as the title character. Publicity photo

Laura Lee Gulledge wrote her young adult graphic novel Will and Whit as a show of gratitude to Charlottesville, a place that helped her pursue her ambitions. Four years later, the story is coming to life in the form of a musical in the very town where it began. Using live drawing and shadow puppetry, Wilhelmina “Will” Huckstep, a teen with a fear of the dark, faces her anxiety through a journey of friendship.

Through October 22. Pay what you like, times vary. Belmont Arts Collaborative, 221 Carlton Rd., Ste. 3. dmradventures.com.

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