JMU Children's Playshop Presents 'Rumpelstiltskin'

From: Public Affairs

May 28, 2008

HARRISONBURG The James Madison University Children's Playshop will stage an adaptation of the timeless classic "Rumpelstiltskin" for audiences of all ages.

DATES: June 12-22

TIMES: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Theater II, JMU


The Playshop performance features script, music and lyrics by Robert Johanson and Albert Evans of the fairy tale.

The story unfolds in the kingdom of Wipple, a land without gold. When a crafty miller claims his daughter can weave straw into gold, she is ordered to begin weaving or die. Enter an odd little man, willing to help the miller's daughter in exchange for her first-born child. With the help of a wacky cast of characters, she is finally able to escape the bargain by discovering the man's name.

"Rumpelstiltskin" is directed by Pam Johnson, JMU professor and Playshop co-founder. Bringing the play to life are many Playshop regulars: Zack Moody as King Wipple, Robbie Bassler as Prince Florian, Christie Steele as Taller and the Miller, Trevor Wilhelm as Smaller and Ribald, Brittany Krause as Princess Gabriella, Emily Lodson as Treasurer and extra and Ali Hoxie as Rumpelstiltskin.

To purchase tickets, call the JMU Children's Playshop Box Office at 540-568-7836. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. All seats are $5.50. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as shows often sell out.

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