November 11, 2009
“Rapunzel” gets a new twist during Children’s Theatre performance on Nov. 17
Cowley College’s Act One drama club will hold the Children’s
Theatre performance of “Rapunzel” on Tuesday, November 17
at 7 p.m. inside the Robert Brown Theatre.
Tickets are $2 or $1 with a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Manna Ministries. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. describes the plot with the following: Rene Shwartzbuckle is cuckoo for a turnip-like vegetable called “rampion,” also known as “rapunzel.” When she spots a mouth-watering patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch's garden, she sends her husband Walt out to "borrow" some. Witch Izwitch is certainly not amused! With her diabolical henchmen, the Glumpwarts, she terrorizes Walt into promising her his firstborn child in exchange for his freedom.
We then jump ahead many years to Rapunzel Shwartzbuckle's 18th birthday. The witch and the Glumpwarts show up as promised and whisk poor, innocent Rapunzel away to a tower in the forest. From here, a boisterously entertaining rescue attempt begins! Can Prince Llewellyn persevere over the powers of evil?
Filled with plenty of action and fresh, hysterical characters, this show gives a new twist to an old story and a gentle message about the nature of beauty.
There’s something in the performance of “Rapunzel” for both children and adults.