PUSS IN BOOTS ON STAGE
The clever, fashion-forward cat of French folklore arrives on the Delaware Shore as Puss in Boots joins the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre schedule. The play opens with an 11 AM performance on Tuesday, July 17 at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach. After that the show will rotate throughout the season with Cinderella and The Jungle Book. In addition to The Baycenter, all three shows will take the stage in Rehoboth Beach at the Clear Space Theatre and in Lewes at the Lewes Presbyterian Church.
Puss in Boots is the tale of a poor miller’s son who is given the family cat and told to “make his way in the world”. The lad is initially disappointed with his feline inheritance, but then, to his great surprise, he discovers the cat is enchanted. Puss promises to win the hand of the beautiful princess for her master. With a delightful blend of craftiness, thoughtful planning and feline chutzpah, the ever cool cat rids the land of a grumpy ogre, recovers the princess’ stolen crown and brings the princess and the miller’s son together for a happy ending.
Performances of Puss in Boots, Cinderella and The Jungle Book will continue through August 29. The complete schedule can be found on line at www.rehobothchildrenstheatre.org. Tickets to all show are $9.00.They can be purchased online or by calling the theater at 302-227-6766. The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre is a professional company specializing in two-actor productions of classic stories. With fast-paced action, lightning quick costumes changes and a sparkling sense of humor, the plays are enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
The Baycenter is located in Dewey Beach at 124 Dickinson St., just off Highway One. The Clear Space Theatre is in Downtown Rehoboth at 20 Baltimore Avenue. The Lewes Presbyterian Church is at 133 Kings Highway.
In addition to the professional productions, RSCT also offers children a chance to demonstrate their own theatrical talents. On Wednesdays beginning July 11, kids can join members of the performance company in a variety of fun-filled theatre games and improvised scenes in the Wednesday Workshops. Children ages 5-7 meet from 9:45 to 10:45 and ages 8-12 meet from 11-Noon. There is a $10 fee for each Wednesday session. On Wednesday evenings, children whose families are dining at Que Pasa Restaurant in Ruddertowne can create mini-plays with RSCT performers before dinner from 5-6 PM.