As part of its “Dream Big—READ!” summer reading programming, the Queen Anne’s County Free Library welcomes Single Carrot Theatre to both branches on Tuesday, June 26 for “Rumpled,” a fractured fairy tale production of the Rumplestiltskin story.
This full-fledged theatrical production will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the Centreville Branch and at 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Island Branch. The event is free of charge and no registration is required, but seating is limited to the first 80 attendees in Centreville and 115 at Kent Island. The play is recommended for children in kindergarten through fifth grades.
The plot centers on normal girl Edith’s attempts to climb the fashion industry ladder. Along the way, she meets the King of the fashion world and a fashion troll named Rumplestiltskina. The play uses movement, voice, humor, and music to explore issues of cheating and plagiarism.
“Elaborate costumes, audience participation, improvisation and hilarious action sequences leave the audience howling with laughter at this reinvented classic,” says Young Audiences of Maryland. YAMD’s Rural Access for All grant helps to make possible the theatre troupe’s visit to the libraries.
Single Carrot Theatre was founded in April 2005 by a group of University of Colorado, Boulder graduates and selected Baltimore as its permanent home. SCT serves the Baltimore City community and surrounding areas through educational outreach programs and theatrical performances. SCT’s high quality work and rapid success have been recognized in the press. In the 2009 City Paper’s Best of Baltimore issue, SCT was named “Best Theater Company” (Staff Pick) and “Best Local Theater” (Reader’s Poll). In the 2010 edition, SCT was named “Best Ensemble.” In 2010, SCT was chosen by Baltimore Business Journal as a “Startup to Watch.”
For more information, please contact the Centreville Branch, 121 S. Commerce Street, or the Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. Additional information is available at the library’s website (www.quan.lib.md.us) or by calling (410) 758-0980 or (410) 643-8161.