"Mystery of King Tut" musical coming to Fairfield University's Quick Center


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"The Mystery of King Tut," a pop musical, will be performed at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. The show, a Schooldays Series production, is appropriate for children in Grades 2 through 7. A study guide is available for teachers.

Staged by Theatreworks/USA, this production is about Howard Carter, the man who discovered the tomb of King Tut in 1922 after 10 years of searching, and King Tut himself, known as "the boy king." The story flashes back and forth between 1922, when Carter discovers the tomb, and 1400 BC, the era of King Tut's brief rule. In a "Raiders of the Lost Ark" type adventure, Carter begins to unravel the mystery of Tut's death, uncovering a tale of murder, politics and betrayal.

Theatreworks/USA, founded in 1961, is America's foremost professional theater for young audiences. Its goal is to create imaginative and sophisticated shows that are educational, entertaining and thought-provoking. In 1996, the company was recognized by New York's theater community with the prestigious Drama Desk Award for "35 years of presenting thought-provoking theatre to children" and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Special Acheivement."

The Schooldays Series, an outreach program of the Quick Center for the Arts, is funded in part by Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC. Tickets are $5. For tickets or information, call the box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. You may also visit our web site at www.quickcenter.com.

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

Posted on October 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 92