Updated 'Peter Rabbit' is 'Bun from the Hood,' but gets in same old trouble

Beatrix Potter's wonderful fable "Peter Rabbit" will appear on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The new musical is presented by Theatreworks/USA. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. Discounts are available as part of the Quick Center's Birthday Party Package and other groups. For more information, call the box office at (203) 254-4010.

The rambunctious rabbit, Peter, gets more than he bargained for when he sneaks into Farmer MacGregor's garden in this updated version of the childhood classic. This time around Mama Rabbit is a single parent trying her best to provide for her children Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. But Peter's "Bun from the Hood" lifestyle is too much for Mama to handle and no matter how hard she tries, he continues to follow in the felonious footsteps of his late father.

Based in New York City, Theatreworks/USA has been entertaining audiences since 1961. The troupe is the recipient of numerous awards, and has helped launch the careers of such noted actors as Henry Winkler, Danny Glover, and Susan Egan of Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast."

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 15, 1997

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