Theatre Performs Beaty & The Beast

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A Tale As Old As Time Comes to Milford

Second Street Players Children’s Dessert Theater proudly presents Beauty and the Beast by Vera Morris. Friday May 16th, Saturday May 17th, and Sunday May 18th at Riverfront Theater 2 South Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware. Friday and Saturday will be at 7pm and Sunday will be at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Friday Night performance is a special PAY WHAT YOU CAN. Saturday and Sunday are $10 for adults and $5 for children 18 and younger.

As punishment for rebuffing a powerful witch, a selfish prince becomes a true “beast” until someone will love him for himself. Many years later, a poor widow stumbles onto the castle and innocently plucks a forbidden rose. The Beast sentences her to death, but first allows her to return home and bid farewell to her family. There we meet her two unpleasant daughters, Isabel and Marguerite, and her nasty sons, Greedo and Graspo. They hear her story and think she’s insane, but her third daughter, Beauty agrees to go to the castle and stay with the Beast if her mother’s life is spared. When Beast kindly permits Beauty to return home briefly, Graspo and Greedo sneak into the castle, hoping to steal a treasure. In a widely funny and exciting scene, not only do they fight the Beast , they fight the furniture. With the aid of an enchanted mirror, Beauty sees that Beast doubts her love for him and she returns to the castle. Her love restores Beast to his true form and happiness reigns.

Director Sharon Buchanan brings this enchanted world to the Riverfront Theater stage. This large cast ranges in ages from 4 years old to over 40 years old. Come Be Our Guest for a theater experience that will touch your heart. Music, comedy, drama, and romance makes this a must see. Don’t forget about the PAY WHAT YOU CAN night Friday May 16th at 7pm.