The Theatre School @ North
Coast Repertory Theatre
Beach—The classic fairy tale Rumplestiltskin
is set to be performed by the Theatre School at North Coast Repertory
Theatre Thursday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. through Sunday, March 5th
at 2 p.m. The story is newly
adapted and directed by Joe Powers, the Director of the Theatre School and
Educational Outreach. Powers says fairy tales stay alive because they say
different things to different generations.
“A small child may only see the surface, and muse at the antics of the
fun and funny characters. The older
child and adult can extract universal themes. Rumplestiltskin
deals with the consequences of not telling the truth, including consequences of
wanting things without working honestly for them.”
Powers has been the Director of the Theatre School
and Educational Outreach since 1997.
He has just been awarded “2006 Honoree of Distinction” by Soroptimist
International of Rancho Bernardo for his work in education through theatre,
particularly the development of the Behind the Mask program, which provides an
outlet for creative expression to foster children through drama classes in their
group homes. "Joe has recognized and developed talents and confidence
in hundreds of young people through his work as director, teacher, and director
of the programs that take drama into schools or group homes. As a result, young
audiences are falling in love with theatre. We're proud his talents are being
recognized,” said Libba Jackson-D'Ambrosi, Chair of NCRT's Education
The production is appropriate for anyone able to sit
quietly. Reserved seats, $12 adults, $9 students, may be booked through the box
office 858-481-1055, or the website, www.northcoastrep.org.
One of two shows for school groups on Friday, March 3rd is
sold out. Call the box office for group rates. North Coast Repertory Theatre is
located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite D, in Solana Beach.
Cast and crew of Rumplestiltskin include: Eilee K.
Bissell, Victoria Buchholz, Amanda
Cowles, Christina Denning, Julia
D’Ambrosi, Rachel Epstein, Sara Epstein,
Austin Evans, Michelle Guefen, Melanie Kaplanek, Carina Kolodny,
Cindy Mersten, James Patterson, Cameron
Peterson , Garrett Peterson, Shauna
Peterson, Robert Shepard, and Natty
Zwail. All Theatre School
productions include the casting and participation in rehearsals of an adult
actor/mentor. Marty Burnett, whose set designs often make NCRT sparkle, will be
seen onstage as the King.
Theatre School Classes, which meet once a week
for eight weeks, are open to youth from third grade through high school. The
next session begins April 8th. Class
descriptions, and complete Theatre School season, for both the Theatre School
and the Mainstage shows are posted on the website or in brochure form at the box