Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents Missoula Children's Theatre's production of "Red Riding Hood"


Image: Little red riding hoodGo over the river and through the woods with "Red Riding Hood," a Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production set to take the stage at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The show is the fifth of six offered this summer as part of the Quick Center's Children's Summer Theatre Workshops.

Written and conceived by Michael McGill, who also wrote the music and lyrics, the classic tale is given a little twist: Red Riding Hood isn't so little anymore and she and her pre-teen pals are learning to stay on the straight and narrow. With help from a kindly forest ranger and a wolf, who's big, but not so bad after all, they learn that life is no picnic when you stray from the right path.

Now in its 14th season, the Children's Summer Theatre Workshops offers six weekly sessions for young people in grades 1 through 12, each culminating in a Friday evening performance. Throughout the week, the participants rehearse their roles with directors from MCT, the country's preeminent professional children's theatre company. They take workshops led by professionals in movement, improvisation, arts and crafts and more.

Tickets for "Red Riding Hood" are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are not admitted to help make sure the children on stage can give their full attention to their performances. Discounted group rates and subscriptions are available.

For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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

Posted on June 15, 2003

Vol. 35, No. 300