One of the Brothers
Grimm's famous fairy tales takes on a new spin in the whimsical
musical "Rumplestiltskin Is My Name," to be performed
by the Yardley Players at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey
Theatre. Dates and show times for this children's classic are: Friday,
Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 and 4 p.m. and Sunday,
Jan. 25 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
The Yardley Players' adaptation, written by Vera Morris, Arne Christiansen
and Ole Kitteson, leads audience members to a kingdom in utter disarray,
one in which the townspeople live in fear of a witch who lives in
the woods. Tension builds as the Queen tries to save her subjects
and herself from bankruptcy. When a young girl named Laura claims
to spin gold from straw, news quickly travels throughout the kingdom.
As Laura struggles to fulfill her promises and win the affection
of Prince Tom, Rumplestiltskin enters the picture with a secret
plan of his own. The show features many comical characters, heartwarming
songs and a meaningful fairytale conclusion.
Starring in "Rumplestiltskin" are: Matthew Blazejewski
as Rumplestiltskin, Rob Gougher as the Huntsman, Grace Klinges as
Laura, Paul McGlew as Prince Tom, Claire Norden as Charlotte, Amy
Slothower as Lady Matilda, Dan Slothower as Prime Minister, Danielle
Standifer as Katherine, Marge Swider as the Queen, Jason Wilks as
the Jester, and MaryAnn Wylie as Griselda. Other featured actors
are Collin Cenci as Marcus, Abby Coggins as Ruth, Mike DiIorio as
Customer, Elizabeth Felkner as Rebecca, Dana Klinges as the Widow,
Jen McCormick as Eliza, Tracy McCormick as Apple Seller, Julia Mitchell
as Bunny/Flower Girl, and Sidney Walters as Bunny/Flower Girl. Ensemble
members include Stephen Blazejewski, Samantha Gougher, Fiona Meagher,
Kavya Pochiraju, Caroline Purdy, Robin Slothower, Shannon Smith
and Simon Hamilton.
Tickets are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10
for adults. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets
may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices
upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events
for the 2008-09 season, visit the Kelsey
website or call the box office for a brochure.
request a brochure by mail, email your request here.
For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:
family, from left, Paul McGlew as the Prince,
Amy Slothower as Lady Matilda, Dan Slothower
as Prime Minister, Marge Swider as Queen,
and Jason Wilks as the Jester.