2014-08-01 / Community

Free outdoors play to be staged at Free Library

Kennebunk Free Library will host the Little Red Wagon Theatre Troupe performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Nightingale” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. Through movement and music, Little Red Wagon's “Nightingale” portrays an emperor who neglects the beauty of his faithful, real nightingale in favor of a bejeweled, mechanical one.

The Little Red Wagon Theatre Troupe performs for children and family audiences at schools, libraries, festivals, banquets, hospitals, recreation centers, state parks and churches. It is the longest running nonprofit children’s theater grouptouring the U.S., and performs at nearly 70 locations in New England each summer.

Founded in 1971, The Little Red Wagon became a grassroots model program for the state of New Hampshire and was instrumental to the introduction of theater education into the public school system as a supportive tool for reading and learning. Little Red Wagon is part of the University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre and Dance ArtsREACH, an education and outreach division of the department.

The program will be held outside the library, weather permitting, inside the Unitarian Universalist Church next door if necessary. The event is free, wheelchair accessible and open to all. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk.

For more information, call 985-2173, ext. 5 or visit www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

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