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Children’s Theatre Season continues with ‘Ama and the White Crane’

WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance continues its Children’s Theatre Season this weekend (Nov. 2-4) with a production of Ama and the White Crane. In this stylish retelling of a Japanese folktale, Ama and her White Crane must ascend Mount Sumeru in order to defeat the Demon with the Changeable Face. Along the way they make new friends and overcome their greatest fears.

Show times are 4 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lab Theatre at WKU’s Gordon Wilson Hall. All tickets are $5. Advance tickets are available at wku.showare.com or by calling the box office at (270) 745-3121.

Ama and the White Crane uses highly theatrical kabuki-style staging to tell the story,” said WKU Instructor Carol Jordan, the program advisor. “Kabuki uses mine, dance, music and colorful costumes to evoke a world filled with spirits.”

More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance last year. The department’s offerings include four Mainstage productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, two student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress.

More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found online or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560.

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