Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Enchantment Theatre Company’s Peter Rabbit Tales
- Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 11:00AM, 3:00PM
- Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 11:00AM, 3:00PM
- Adult: $20
- Youth: $12
This production is based on three of Beatrix Potter’s “rabbit tales”: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Mr. Tod. Peter Rabbit, his sister Flopsy and his cousin Benjamin are all grown up; Flopsy and Benjamin are married with baby bunnies of their own. When the nasty badger, Tommy Brock, decides to steal the babies, Peter and Benjamin set off on an adventure to rescue the bunnies. Along the way, both of them have flashbacks to their childhood misadventures, when Peter was almost caught in Mr. McGregor’s garden and when Benjamin and Peter were saved from the McGregor’s cat by Benjamin’s father. On their journey, the cousins manage to avoid the dangerous fox, Mr. Tod, and they recruit Squirrel Nutkin, a cheeky squirrel who’s lost his tail, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, the kindly hedgehog, to help them find the bunnies. Back at home, a worried Flopsy decides to follow the cousins, and join the search.
With Peter, Benjamin and Flopsy in close pursuit, Tommy Brock breaks into Mr. Tod’s house and makes himself at home. Digging a tunnel under the house, the trio are about to rescue the bunnies, when Mr. Tod appears. With delightful derring-do, Peter hilariously pits the badger and fox against one another and rescues the baby bunnies. The fox and badger chase each another off into the woods, and Benjamin and Flopsy are joyously reunited with their children. Peter is praised for his bravery, and the rabbits triumphantly travel home. Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle join the family for a country dance, celebrating the return of the babies and Peter’s return to the family fold.
Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original theater for school groups and families since 2000, when it was established as a non-profit arts organization in Philadelphia. The company presents only original work based on classic stories from children’s literature, using its signature blend of masked actors, pantomime, magic, largescale puppets, and original music. Building on the more than 30 years of theatrical experience of its artistic directors, Enchantment has quickly become known for high quality imaginative productions, not only in its home city but throughout the United States and the Far East. Enchantment has toured its original productions all over the world, appearing each year in more than 30-40 states. It has performed in such sophisticated urban arts venues as New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and Annenberg Center, as well as in small town high school auditoriums and performance tents. The company has also toured the Far East six times, performing in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. Enchantment has shared the stage with more than 65 orchestras nationwide in its special symphonic works that pair great stories with great music for the benefit of school and family audiences.
Genre Tags: Family Entertainment, Theatre