PLAYS FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON


The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

Enjoy the escapades of clever Brer Rabbit, one of the craftiest characters you will ever meet, in this collection of Joel Chandler Harris' action-packed stories derived from African American folktales passed down in the American South. Locked in the eternal game of catch-me-if-you-can with the sly Brer Fox and his sidekick Brer Bear, Brer Rabbit thinks up the most outrageous tricks to outsmart them time and time again.

Recommended for grades K-5
Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web

Explore a magical barnyard world where animals talk and miracles happen. This story of courage and friendship, based on E.B. White's touching novel of a lovable pig named Wilbur and a kind spider named Charlotte, has inspired readers for decades.

Recommended for grades K-5
The Elves and the Shoemaker

Laugh when two merry elves arrive at a small village in the Black Forest to discover a poor shoemaker who clearly needs assistance. Their good deeds, kindness and resourcefulness save the shoemaker from a bleak and unhappy holiday in this CTC classic, adored by both children and adults all over the world.
Recommended for grades preK-5
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Emperor and the Nightingale
The Emperor and the Nightingale

Remember the gentle Hans Christian Andersen tale in which the musical sounds of a nightingale charm an ancient Chinese emperor. The blissful kingdom, however, is disturbed when an ornate, artificial bird is introduced into the emperor's court and becomes the favorite.
Recommended for grades K-5
Harry the Dirty Dog

Be amused by Harry's funny antics to avoid his most unfavorite time - bath time! In this charming adaptation of Gene Zion's classic book, he turns from a white dog with black spots into a black dog with white spots and finds himself completely unrecognizable to his beloved family!
Recommended for grades pre K-4

Harry the Dirty Dog
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A Holiday of Times Past

Celebrate this joyful comedy which introduces children to the holidays of another era - a time when Rudolph Valentino is a great movie star, a nerd is called a "flat tire," and teenage girls call their idols "the bee's knees." Two clever teenagers manage to outwit the town villain and ensure a happy holiday for all.
Recommended
for grades 2 and up

Miss Nelson is Missing!

Delight in this lively musical comedy back by popular demand, the kind and clever Miss Nelson masquerades as the infamous Viola Swamp, a nasty substitute, in order to teach her unruly class just what a good and fair teacher she is!
Recommended for grades K-5


Miss Nelson is Missing
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Pocahontas

Learn about the courageous Indian princess Pocahontas as one of the most enduring stories of American history comes to life. In the early 1600's, the young girl saves the life of Captain John Smith and rescues the Virginia colony from starvation.
Recommended for grades 3 and up
Robinson Crusoe

Struggle with the English castaway Robinson Crusoe, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, in Daniel Defoe's classic adventure story. The resourceful Crusoe attempts to survive alone on what he believes to be a deserted island - at least until he meets the cheerful and helpful native he names "Friday." This famous novel inspired many future castaway stories, including The Swiss Family Robinson.
Recommended for grades 3 and up
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Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories

Be fascinated by the brilliant language and the colorful characters in these classic stories by Rudyard Kipling, originally told to his own children over a century ago. These clever explanations of how things came to exist in the world come to life on stage in these four tales of timeless appeal: The Cat That Walked By Himself, How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Whale Got His Throat and How the First Letter Was Written.
Recommended for grades K-5

Rumpelstiltskin

Recall the Grimm Brothers' moral tale of promises made and promises broken. A poor miller tries to impress the royal cousin by boasting untruthfully that his beautiful daughter can turn straw into gold. When the girl is locked in a room with a spinning wheel and some straw to accomplish this task, a strange little man appears and entices the young maiden to promise him her first-born child if he assists her. Later, he returns to claim the baby in fulfillment of their bargain, but is undone by his own ego.
Recommended for grades K-5

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The Sleeping Beauty

Experience the splendor of the Renaissance in this timeless fairy tale which pits evil against the powers of knowledge and courage. When the most unpleasant fairy in the kingdom is mistakenly excluded from the christening of the newborn princess, she casts a spell that makes the entire kingdom sleep for one hundred years.
ecommended for grades K-5

The Time Machine

Journey through time in this adventure story by H.G. Wells and join the intrepid Time Traveller, an amateur inventor who creates a machine to travel to the far future where he finds that two branches of humankind populate the planet - the gentle, simple Eloi and the bestial Morlocks.
Recommended for grades 3 and up

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