Classic tale will delight audience of all ages

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Leeds, England-based Tutti Frutti Productions will bring their version of the classic Aesop's fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf to Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Sunday, February 18. The second presentation of Darke County Center for the Arts' Family Theatre Series, the show starts at 2 p.m. This will be the last opportunity to purchase tickets to attend a Family Theatre Series show this season, as the final production of the series, "Mutts Gone Nuts," is sold out.

Leeds, England-based Tutti Frutti Productions will bring their version of the classic Aesop’s fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf to Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Sunday, February 18. The second presentation of Darke County Center for the Arts’ Family Theatre Series, the show starts at 2 p.m. This will be the last opportunity to purchase tickets to attend a Family Theatre Series show this season, as the final production of the series, “Mutts Gone Nuts,” is sold out.

The theatrical version of this well-known tale beloved by generations of families around the world is touring the United States after a highly successful run in the U.K. “DCCA is truly fortunate to be included in this tour that will stop in the Rockefeller Center in New York City before ending on the West Coast,” stated DCCA Artistic Director David Warner. “This amazing ensemble of actors/musicians brings diverse characters to life in incredibly creative productions that delight adults and entertain youngsters; their past well-received presentations in our community demand that they make a return appearance to once again entertain audiences of all ages,” Mr. Warner said.

According to Mr. Warner, this production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a warm-hearted, funny, and thoroughly engaging tale centering on a boy growing up in a village which revolves around sheep, from rearing and shearing the sheep to spinning and knitting the wool the animals provide. Versatile performers Alex Wingfield, Dora Rubinstein, and Danny Childs not only sing, dance, and act in the show, but they also play a multitude of instruments and operate the set in this tale that famously tells the story of a false alarm while ultimately touting the virtue of bravely speaking the truth.

Sponsors for DCCA’s Family Theatre Series include Fraternal Order of Eagles #2177, Park National Bank, Greenville Federal, Superior Implement and Supply Company, Inc., Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation, Jordan Insurance Agency, Greenville Rotary Club, Wayne Health Care, Family Health, and Wes and Patti Jetter. The Family Theatre Series also receives funding from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial,  Ketrow Foundation, Lydia Schaurer Memorial, Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund of the Darke County Foundation, Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby, and Ami McClurkin Fund of the Darke County Foundation; the series is also supported by DCCA memberships. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helps fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Tickets for The Boy Who Cried Wolf cost just $5 each and are available by contacting DCCA online atwww.DarkeCountyArts.org, by mail at P.O. Box 718, Greenville, Ohio 45331, by calling 937-547-0908, or by making an appointment to visit DCCA’s office on the third floor of Greenville Public Library; office hours are 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Tickets may also be purchased at the front desk of Greenville Public Library, 520 Sycamore Street. If any remain by showtime, tickets will also be sold at the Memorial Hall Box Office prior to the show; the Box Office opens at 1 p.m.