Longstocking" to Delight Audiences
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 26
Windsor, N.J. -- With trademark braids flying, "Pippi
Longstocking" will light up the stage at Mercer County
Community College's Kelsey Theatre in February. American Family
Theater presents the tales of lovable Pippi in a musical adaptation
on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located
on the college's West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
With her remarkable moniker Pippilotta Delicatessa Windsowshade
Macrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking, this is one unique
nine-year-old! Not only is she bold and sassy, she can shoot
a revolver and sail the Seven Seas. The spunky red-haired
girl is the creation of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, who,
in 1945, created her as a get-well story for her then nine-year-old
daughter, who was home sick from school.
all conventions of the time about how children, particularly
girls, should behave, Lindgren concocted a fearless heroine,
one with superhuman strength who could carry a horse and out
lift the strongest man in the world. Living with her monkey,
Mr. Nilsson, in a house she calls Villa Villekulla, Pippi
and new friend Annika embark on adventures full of meaning
for audiences of all ages.
heroine Pippi Longstocking
first three Pippi chapter books were published from 1945-1948;
six additional books were added to the series from 1969-1975;
Lingren's final stories were printed in 1979
They have been translated into more than 70 languages and adapted
for both film and television. A new film adaptation is currently
in the works.
Based in Philadelphia, American Family Theater
is one of the nation's premier producers of musicals for families
and young audiences, performing in over 300 venues each year. AFT
captures the spirit of timeless classics and the magic of live theater
in its full-scale, award-winning productions.
are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.
Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible.
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