‘Peter Rabbit Tales’ adds life to classic
Celebrate the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter at TPAC
WYE MILLS — Join beloved bunny Peter Rabbit in a celebration of his tale and author Beatrix Potter’s birthday on Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College.
In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings her captivating stories to life. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage.
“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” have enchanted young audiences for over 100 years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. Now Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to collaborate with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK to present the authorized theatrical version of “Peter Rabbit Tales.”
In anticipation of the 150th birthday anniversary celebration of Beatrix Potter, Enchantment Theatre Company is preparing a special educational lobby display that will travel with the “Peter Rabbit Tales” production. The display 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. It is meant to highlight the many ways Potter was ahead of her time as author, illustrator, natural scientist, conservationist, businesswoman, philanthropist and emancipated woman.
Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, $12 for children. Call the box office, 410-827-5867.
This event has been funded in part by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Also funded in part by Best Western Kent Narrows Inn.
“Peter Rabbit Tales” is coming to the Todd Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22.