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July 10, 2014

NURT Troupe performs free for kids

Niagara Gazette — A 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with stories is continuing this summer, thanks to students of Niagara University.

Niagara University Repertory Theatre, called NURT, is back performing children’s tales brought to life by trained actors who hope to delight audiences of all ages.

On Saturdays, NURT will present a rotating repertoire of free children’s stories outdoors in the Village of Lewiston at Artpark during its Free Family Saturdays in July.  The troupe will perform there near the upper level sandbox area on the following at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 19 and 26, and also on Aug. 2. Reservations are not required.

The NURT troupe will also perform at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Thursday through August 21 in the air conditioned comfort of the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center, Clet Hall, on the NU campus. Reservations are also not required.

NURT cast members include NU theatre performance students hailing from New York State, Arizona and Georgia: Nathanial W. C. Higgins, Brett Klaczyk, Kathleen Macari, Clarissa Maloy, Mary Elizabeth Martin, Vanessa Shevat, Bradeen Walders and Preston Williams. Theatre design/technology major Marissa Allen of Western New York is stage manager.

Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct theater professor and NURT director said, “Our free children’s theater performances will include about 40 minutes of children’s stories in rotation. The production is fun for the whole family, but is especially appropriate for children ages three – 12 and we ask that children are always accompanied by an adult.”   

Please contact the NU Theatre Box Office at 286-8685 for information.

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