Heritage Acting Troupe (HAT) will present The Mad Tea Party, with an opening performance of Frumpled Fairy Tales, on Friday, April 6 at 7pm and Saturday, April 7 at 2pm.
Tickets purchased in advance are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for students (age 5-17), and $1.00 for children 2-4. They can be purchased at The Coffee Connection (213 E. Main Street, Knoxville) or online at www.HeritageHomeEducators.com. Tickets will also be available at the door for $7/$4/$1 respectively.
Under the direction of Natalie Ogbourne (Knoxville), with Denise Dent (Humeston) and HHE graduate Maggie Priest (Chariton), HAT’s high school troupers will bring Lewis Carroll’s wonderful Wonderland characters to the stage in The Mad Tea Party. Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse meet for a tea party to honor Time, who has forgiven the Hatter and set time right once again. When the Jabberwock comes and wreaks havoc, the tea party guests — including the Caterpillar, the Duchess, the Cheshire Cat, the Frog Footman, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum — decide that something must be done.
HHE graduate Cari Meissner (Knoxville) directs junior high troupers in Frumpled Fairy Tales, a fun and frumpled version of two Grimm fairy tales: “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Red Riding Hood.” Puns and pratfalls abound in this opening performance, and with the help of a narrator, the audience can cheer the heroes and boo the villains.
Heritage Acting Troupe is the drama club of Heritage Home Educators (HHE), a local Christian homeschool support group and cooperative serving Knoxville and surrounding communities. Formally established in the early 1990s, HHE and its members encourage and support home-educating parents while working cooperatively to provide excellent, formative educational opportunities for children. The group meets regularly for classes, field trips, and just plain fun. For more information, visit HHE’s website: www.heritagehomeeducators.com.