The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son, Benjamin (Tyler Cobb), who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: “One was blue, one was red, and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun.” Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, “Mom, you can be red or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat.” Told through Benjamin’s eyes and immensely imaginative artwork, The Yellow Boat sensitively explores the serious issues of death, dying, and AIDS. The result is a story about the power of imagination and art to transform our lives. The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. Taylor High School Theater Department is proud to present the story Benjamin’s remarkable voyage Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 27th at 4:30 PM at the Taylor Main Street Auditorium, 3101 N Main St. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Recommended for children age 8 and older, parents, families, and adults.