Lutcher Theater presents Peter Rabbit Tales as part of the Incredible Kids Events series
(Orange, TX) The Lutcher Theater will perform “Peter Rabbit Tales” as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids events on Friday, November 11. Area students will have two options to experience the educational show at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Enchantment Theater Company, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings captivating stories to life using fantastical masks, whimsical puppets, beautiful scenery and original music, as the magical world and wonderful of Beatrix Potter comes to life on stage. Students will meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, beloved Potter characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, trick Mr. Tod, and save the Flopsy Bunnies from the obnoxious badger Tommy Brock. As the cousins reminisce about their past adventures, their friends – Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs. Tittlemouse – reunite to cheer Peter on this final quest.
“The Lutcher Theater is proud to present the Incredible Kids event series for schools and homeschool groups in our area,” said Lynae Sanford, Executive Director of Lutcher Theater. “Our students are reading this material in class and now they have the opportunity to see it come to life on stage, what we call a page-to-stage experience.”
In anticipation of Potter’s 150th anniversary celebration, Enchantment Theater Company is preparing a special educational exhibit in the lobby that will include photographs of Potter with his real animal friends, as well as facsimiles of his works showing his original renderings of the characters that will be seen on stage. The exhibition will highlight the many ways in which Potter was a person ahead of her time as an author, illustrator, natural scientist, environmentalist, businesswoman, philanthropist and emancipated woman. The exhibit will link to the educational study guide and online materials available for teachers and families.
“We couldn’t present a production of this level for this ticket price without the generous support of our local sponsors – Invista, Gopher Industrial and the Lutcher Theater Service Guild,” said Sanford. Thanks to their funding, we are able to keep ticket costs to a minimum. For some of our students, this is the first time they have visited a theater and discovered the performing arts. »
Tickets are available by calling the Lutcher Theater box office at 409.886.5535. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. “Peter Rabbit Tales” is open to the public and encouraged from kindergarten through fourth grade.
For more information about the Lutcher Theater or the Lutcher Incredible Kids series, please visit lutcher.org.