Fairfield University's Quick Center presents Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Hansel and Gretel"


Hansel and GretelFairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents a new twist on a classic fairy tale with "Hansel & Gretel," a Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production set for Friday, July 5 and Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

This adaptation by MCT founder James Caron features the tenacious brother-sister duo, Hansel and Gretel, as well as the conniving old witch and her cake-and-candy house. Additional characters include: the cuddly Wallybirds; the creepy, crawly Nasties; the witch's eight crafty cooks; and thirteen modern-day campers lost in the woods.

Most of the characters are played by area young people in grades 1-12 who are enrolled in the Quick Center's Children's Summer Theatre Camp.

The camp, now in its 13th season, offers six weekly sessions, each culminating in a Friday evening production. Throughout the week, the young people rehearse their roles with directors from MCT, the country's preeminent professional children's theatre company. In addition, they take workshops in theater movement, theater improvisation, arts & crafts and more. The workshops are led by professionals who are brought in as part of the Quick Center children's summer program.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. Discounted group rates and subscriptions are available. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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

Posted on May 13, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 243