MMT Offers Theatre for All Ages With The Tempest and Mother Goose Tales

Mill Mountain Theatre presents exciting programming for their Young Audience Series
as two productions: Mother Goose Tales and Shakespeare’s The Tempest run in
repertory on the Waldron Stage, May 5-12. Audience members of all ages can see both
productions on the same day, as the performances are alternating in the same theater

Mother Goose Tales (May 5th & 12th at 11am & 1pm)

An original play by Christopher Castanho features all of the Nursery Rhyme characters
you know and love, perfect for younger audience members and entire families. When
siblings Jack & Jill decide they’re too old for bedtime stories, they suddenly are
whisked away to a strange land and have to find their way home. On their journey
they meet Nursery Rhyme characters: the Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Bo Peep, Humpty
Dumpty and more, who lead them to the Queen: Mother Goose, who will help them
get back home! A collection of well-known fairy tales and nursery rhymes will come to
life in song and pantomime. Children from MMT’s Conservatory will perform these classic tales for other children, the production is directed by MMT Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Artist: Emma Gwin.

The Tempest (May 5th, 6th, 12th @ 3pm and May 9th @ 7pm)

Sorcerers, sprites and spirits meet villains, and monsters, and kings in Shakespeare’s
tragicomedy set on a remote island complete with a shipwreck. Romance and a raging
storm end in revelations, redemption and marriage as Shakespeare’s plays so often
do. MMT’s shortened adaptation of the original script by Travis Kendrick is an
excellent introduction to Shakespeare for Middle and High School students, acted by
MMT Conservatory students, and directed by Resident Creative & Teaching Artist:
Christopher Castanho.

In conjunction with these productions, Mill Mountain Theatre will distribute free
books to student audience members, as part of their initiative connecting theatre to

The Tempest and Mother Goose Tales open on Saturday, May 5th on MMT’s Waldron
Stage (20 Church Ave, SE). Performances of The Tempest: May 5th, 6th, 12th @ 3pm
and May 9th @ 7pm . Mother Goose Tales will perform May 5th & 12th at 11am &
1pm . Admission is ‘pay-what-you-can’ at the door. No advance tickets will be sold for
the listed performances above. Visit for more information

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