NDNU Theatre Fest: 'Foolish Fairytales' Features Familiar Faces

The short plays are perfect for young children--they may even recognize some of the young actors!

Characters from "Foolish Fairytales?" Recognize anyone here?  Photo: NDNU Theatre
Characters from "Foolish Fairytales?" Recognize anyone here? Photo: NDNU Theatre
Find what happens when young heroines Brandie, Mollie, and Emma team up to discover the secrets in "The House on Polka-Dot Hill," a short play by Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) alumna Donna Imsund.  The play is one of several kid-length live performances that are part of NDNU's 17th Annual Labor Day Festival. 

The other is a staged reading of "The Foolish Fairytale" by Karen Byrnes, also an NDNU alumna. It's the story of an unhappy kingdom known as Hubbalubbadingdong.

Both the play and the reading will take the stage Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 31 at 1:00 p.m. at NDNU Theatre. 

The plays feature many local children and even a teacher or two, including several from Central Elementary School.  A "Polka-Dot" reception will be held after the performances so audience members may meet the cast. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 5-15); cash only. For tickets, email RFritz@ndnu.edu, or RFDutchInc@aol.com. 

"Foolish Fairytales"
Saturday, Aug. 24 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31 1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Theatre, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont
For Tickets, email RFritz@ndnu.edu, or RFDutchInc@aol.com
R. Dutch Fritz August 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Please note correction. The staged reading is from Donna Imsand's book "THE HOUSE ON POLKA-DOT HILL" and "A FOOLISH FAIRY TALE" by Karen Byrnes is the musical children's play to be fully performed with costumes, lights, sets and music. Thanks; R. Dutch Fritz, Producer NDNU Labor Day Theatre Festival
Kristin Mercer August 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Karen Byrnes has been engaging Belmont youth in performance for 2 generations now. Her programs are incredibly formative for a young person; providing an avenue of creative expression, opening a dialogue about feelings/motives/behavior, and building poise and self confidence. I strongly urge families to explore youth theatre, and I applaud Karen's long service to Belmont children.


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