|College and Community Players Collaborate to Present "Jack and the Beanstalk"
January 22, 2013
"Fee! Fie! Fo! Fum!" The Davidson Community Players "Connie Company" youth troupe will present the children's adventure story Jack and the Beanstalk January 25-27 in collaboration with the Davidson College Department of Theatre.
This version of the classic fairy tale was written by the late Davidson College theatre professor Rupert T. Barber, Jr. It is filled with humor, colorful characters, and magic beans, and serves as a reminder that things can end happily ever after.
The one-hour long production is recommended for children age four and up. Show times are Friday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. All shows are in the Barber Theatre in the Cunningham Theatre Center on the college campus. Tickets are $7 and may purchased online at www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or by calling 704-892-7953.
"We're excited about our annual collaboration with Davidson College's Department of Theatre," said Davidson Community Players Executive Director Matt Merrell. "The production features many talented college students, and we enjoy paying tribute to long-time theatre professor Rupert T. Barber, Jr. through this production."
Not only does it provide the opportunity for theatre students to shine, a portion of the proceeds go to the Constance Welsh Memorial Scholarship for graduate study in children's theatre and to the Rupert T. Barber, Jr. Scholarship in Theatre at Davidson College.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,900 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.