Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Children's Theater Series Offers Versions of Classical Hairy Tale 'Rapunzel'

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Children's Theater Series Offers Versions of Classical Hairy Tale 'Rapunzel'

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The Wichita Children's Theatre & Dance Center Professional Touring Company will put a few new twists in the old hairy tale of "Rapunzel" when it presents two performances Saturday of its version of the German fairy tale first published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm.

The shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre on the campus of Washburn University will be the second production of the 46th season of the Performing Arts for Children series of affordable live theater for youngsters and their families. An interpreter for the hearing-impaired will be provided at the matinee.

In its version of "Rapunzel," the title character is forced to live in a tower with nothing but her very long hair and her mother, a witch, who has promised that on the girl's 16th birthday she will finally be able to see the outside world for the first time. …

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