Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic fairy-tale “Rapunzel” April 20-24 in Forrest H. Rose Theatre on the Southeast campus.
As always, this year’s children’s show promises to be performed to sell-out crowds.
The story tells the tale of a young girl with long, golden hair doomed to live in a secluded tower controlled by Baba Yaga, the evil witch originally from the Land of Isbushka but now retired and living in the enchanted forest of Bavaria. True love triumphs in the end when the heroine is rescued from her imprisoned tower by the charming Prince Ludwig. She discovers the true identity of her parents, and she and her prince live happily ever after in the end.
Dennis Seyer, professor of theatre and dance, and director of four previous children’s theatre productions, will undertake the adapting of the tale as well as directing and scenic design duties.
School-day matinees will run at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20-21 and at 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 22-23. There will be additional performances on Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be $5 for children of all ages. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Box Office at Forrest H. Rose Theatre or by calling (573) 651-2265. All tickets are reserved, and the public is encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.