Visit ‘The House at Pooh Cor­ner’

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Faith­ful friends Piglet, Tig­ger, Eey­ore and that lov­able bear Win­nie-thePooh can be counted on to warm Christo­pher Robin’s heart – and the au­di­ence’s too – when the Chat­tanooga Theatre Cen­tre brings to the stage “The House at Pooh Cor­ner.”

Adapted from the A.A. Milne chil­dren’s clas­sic for the stage by Bet­tye Knapp, the CTC Youth Theatre pro­duc­tion opens Fri­day, Feb. 16, and con­tin­ues through Feb. 25.

As the story opens, young Christo­pher Robin has called a “mer­gency” meet­ing. He has de­cided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eey­ore, Tig­ger and the gang. The cause of their jour­ney is the dark, mys­te­ri­ous threat that Christo­pher Robin is to be sent away to “Ed­u­ca­tion.” No­body knows ex­actly what or where that is, and if he’s sent to such a dis­tant place, what can his friends pos­si­bly do with­out him? So it’s gen­er­ally agreed that they’ll run away.

But as the sit­u­a­tion be­comes clearer, Christo­pher Robin isn’t quite so sure that run­ning away is the an­swer.

Guest di­rec­tor James Og­den, who played the ti­tle char­ac­ter in last sum­mer’s “Peter and the Star­catcher,” makes his CTC di­rect­ing de­but with “The House at Pooh Cor­ner.” Two casts of young ac­tors will per­form on al­ter­nat­ing days.

The Hef­falump Cast in­cludes Bree Brant­ley ( Early Rab­bit), Ai­den DiChi­ac­chio (Christo­pher Robin), Annabelle Hill ( Rab­bit), Lyric Hous­ton (Win­nie-the-Pooh), Kristin Low­ery ( Owl), Ian Parten (Tig­ger), Sarah Rad (Piglet), Natalie Shel­burne ( Late Rab­bit), Syd­ney Ter­floth ( Kanga), Emma Wesolowski (Eey­ore) and Ju­liana Wil­liams (Roo).

The Woo­zle Cas t in­cludes Johnathan Ross Adams (Christo­pher Robin), Ella Kate An­tanaitis (Late Rab­bit), Savvy Betro-Gross ( Tig­ger), Han­nah Carter (Kanga), Char­lie Cle­venger (Roo), Rachel Lowe (Piglet), Irie Ols­son (Rab­bit), Maya Scrib­ner (Owl), Made­line War­ren (Win­nie-the-Pooh), Kynnedy Wat­son ( Early Rab­bit) and Cora Grace Wil­liams (Eey­ore).

Will Tu­tor and Olivia Kelly are the stu­dent stage man­agers.

For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-267-8534.


Johnathan Ross Adams is one of two ac­tors cast in the role of Christo­pher Robin in “The House at Pooh Cor­ner.” Ai­den DiChi­ac­chio is the other.

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