The Lutcher Theater will present Peter Rabbit Tales as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids Events on Friday, November 11, 2022. Area students will have two options to experience the educational performance at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Enchantment Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings the captivating stories to life using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery, and original music, as the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage. Students will meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Potter’s beloved characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod, and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies from the disagreeable badger, Tommy Brock. As the cousins reminisce about their past adventures, their friends – Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tittlemouse – gather to encourage Peter on this one last quest.
“The Lutcher Theater is proud to present the Incredible Kids Events series for our area schools and home-school groups,” said Lynae Sanford, executive director of the Lutcher Theater. “Our students are reading this material in class and now they have the opportunity to see it come alive on stage, what we call a page-to-stage experience.”
In anticipation of the 150th birthday anniversary celebration of Potter, Enchantment Theatre Company is preparing a special educational lobby display which will include photographs of Potter with her actual real-life animal friends, as well as facsimiles of her artwork showing her original renderings of the characters that will be seen onstage. The display will highlight the many ways Potter was a person ahead of her time as an author, illustrator, natural scientist, conservationist, businesswoman, philanthropist, and emancipated woman. The exhibit will tie in with 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. Because of their funding, we are able to keep ticket costs to a minimum. For some of our students, this is the first time they are visiting a theater and experiencing 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 for ages Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade.