PFAC presents Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Feb. 10
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
February 1, 2012
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present the theatrical production of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble as performed by the Enchantment Theatre Company on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pinedale Auditorium.
When Sylvester, a winsome young donkey, picks up a shiny red pebble, its magic spins a heart-warming story that reveals to him the true importance of family and friends. With life-size puppets, masked actors, magical illusions, innovative sets and costumes, and original musical score, Enchantment Theatre transforms this Caldecott Medal-winning book into a delightful adaptation for the stage. Who will love Sylvester? Everyone from young children all the way up to their grandparents – anyone who believes in happy endings and that there is no place like home.
This dynamic play is based on the novel by William Stieg (author of Shrek). Who could imagine that an artist and illustrator who spent his life drawing sophisticated cartoons and covers for The New Yorker magazine would turn in his later years to writing popular and award- winning children’s literature? But that’s just what happened in the case of William Steig. He started selling his often dark but always funny drawings to magazines during the Depression to support his family, but ended up writing and illustrating the book that won the Caldecott Medal in 1970, the highest honor in the field of books for children. That book was about a young donkey named Sylvester, who was passionate about his rock collection. It was Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, from which Enchantment Theatre Company adapted their new production.
In addition to the public evening performance, Enchantment Theatre will also perform a student show for Pinedale Elementary 1st and 2nd grade students.
Ticket prices for the Feb. 10 performance are $13 for adults and $7 for students (kids under the age of 5 are free). Tickets are on sale now at Rock Rabbit, Pine Street Floral & Gifts, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlets, Isabel Jewelry, the Big Piney Library and at the door the night of the performance ($2 extra).
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble live in Pinedale is presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support in part from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art, Sublette BOCES, SCSD #1, Western Sublette BOCES #9, the Western States Arts Federation, the Sublette County Recreation Board, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation, Shell Rocky Mtn., EnCana, BP and QEP Resources.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322. And be sure to find us on Facebook.