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Feb. 28: ‘Rabbit Tales’ Children’s Theatre Production

Play is set for 10 a.m. in the Andreas Theatre of the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

2015-03-02
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 2-12-2015

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance will present the only public performance of its 2015 children’s theatre touring production, "Rabbit Tales," at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Andreas Theatre of the Earley Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 and available beginning at 9 a.m. that morning at the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the lobby of the Earley Center.

In "Rabbit Tales," children learn about the Golden Rule as well as how to say “I’m sorry.” They learn that their actions affect others, all with the help of Auntie Remus and the Briar Patch Bunch. Follow the (mis)adventures of Brer Rabbit as he pulls tricks on friends like Brer Fox or the gentle Brer Bear. Auntie Remus guides the audience through the stories, ultimately showing kids that being a good friend means treating others as you’d want them to treat you, and knowing that sometimes what you think is funny could be seen by someone else as mean.

The show is written by Jake Sullivan, junior BFA candidate, who has two of his original works included in last spring’s Studio production of “Maverick Musings.” Earlier this season he was Atticus Finch in “To Kill A Mockingbird” and is Basillio in the current production “Life Is A Dream.” The cast is made up of seven first-year students who tour from mid-January through early March to area elementary schools. The show is written primarily for K-4 students. 

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