West Windsor, N.J. – Telling the truth is vitally important – in clothing, in politics and in life! That’s the lesson of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” coming to Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre May 17 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This original musical adaptation is presented by the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
In a delightful adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, we meet an emperor who is all about fashion! When two swindling tailors, Wilhelm and Lucinda, come along and tell him that the fine new clothes they have for made him are invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent, he pretends that his suit is indeed glorious – much to the chagrin of his minions, who are afraid to tell him the truth.