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Pictured: The N.U.R.T. Troupe performing at Artpark.
Pictured: The N.U.R.T. Troupe performing at Artpark.

NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark

by jmaloni


Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am

This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!

Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents fast, furious and fantastically funny children's tales brought to life by trained actors to delight audiences of all ages.

N.U.R.T. will present a rotating repertoire of free children's stories outdoors in the Village of Lewiston at Artpark during the venue's "Free Family Saturdays" in July. N.U.R.T. will perform there near the upper level sandbox area on the following Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m.: July 5-26 and Aug. 2. Reservations are not required.

The N.U.R.T. troupe will also perform every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from July 10 through Aug. 21 in the air-conditioned comfort of the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center, Clet Hall, on the NU campus. Reservations are not required.

N.U.R.T. cast members include NU theater performance students hailing from New York, Arizona and Georgia: Nathanial W. C. Higgins, Brett Klaczyk, Kathleen Macari, Clarissa Maloy, Mary Elizabeth Martin, Vanessa Shevat, Bradeen Walders and Preston Williams. Theater design/technology major Marissa Allen of Western New York is stage manager.

Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct theater professor and N.U.R.T. director, said, "Our free children's theater performances will include about 40 minutes of children's stories in rotation. The production is fun for the whole family, but is especially appropriate for children ages 3-12, and we ask that children are always accompanied by an adult."

Call the NU Theatre Box Office at 716-286-8685 for more information.

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