Storyteller Anastasia, played by Abigail Guillory, and storyteller Drizella (Savannah Guillory) watch in surprise as Queen Natasha (Danielle Slone) begins reciting tales. (Michelle Higginbotham / American Press)
Ursula , played by Alex Landry, and Boris, played by Tristan Andrews. (Michelle Higginbotham / Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Sunday, May 06, 2012 12:48 AM
The Children’s Theatre Co. will present The Frog Princess at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central School Theatre, Central School of the Arts & Humanities Center, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for students.
Artistic director Kerry A. Onxley said the CTC’s performance of this fairy tale is inspired by E.D. Baker’s novel, The Frog Princess, which was inspired by Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, The Frog Prince. The story line centers on Queen Natasha’s desire to turn over the throne to one of her three sons, each of whom has his own strengths. She sends her sons forth to find wives, knowing full well that the difference between a good king and a great one is the woman behind the throne.
“Directing comedy is my favorite type of theater to produce. It is the most difficult style of theater to perform for both students and adults. This particular show is a free-form of comedy with lots of audience participation taking everyone on a madcap adventurous journey,” Onxley said.
The cast includes Abigail Guillory, Savannah Andrews, Danielle Slone, Tristan Andrews, Wells Watson, Lauren Anderson, Alex Landry, Maegan McBroom, Jillian Engel, Carson McBroom, Mallie Axelrad, Carson McBroom, Abbey Jacks, Mallie Axelrad, Alyssa Cargill, Hannah Vinson, Leslie Israel, Aireani King.
Taylor Simon is associate director.
The project is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana. CTC is supported by a partnership grant from the Arts and Humanities Council and the city of Lake Charles.