2005-10-13 / News

JCT announces tickets are on sale for a little fowl play

By Mary S. Wright, artistic director, Jamestown Community Theatre

Walk, run, or better still, waddle on down to buy tickets for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November production of the musical, “HONK!”. Written by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, this musical won the most celebrated theatrical award in England, the Laurence Olivier Award, beating out “Mama Mia,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Lion King.”

The play will premier in Rhode Island this November, with the Jamestown Community Theatre being the first company in our state to perform the original sophisticated version of this ducky musical.

Dates to view this fowl play include Friday, Nov. 11, Saturday, Nov. 12, Sunday, Nov. 13, and Family Night on Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. The Sunday matinee is at 4 p.m. Although there will not be a second Sunday weekend performance, “HONK!” will have a specially priced family performance on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. with reduced ticket prices.

Tickets may be purchased at Baker’s Pharmacy, the Secret Garden, and Conanicut Marine’s Ship’s Store & Chandlery in Jamestown, Pleasant Surprise in Newport, and at Midnight Sun in Wickford. Advance tickets cost $12 for adults and $15 if purchased at the door. For senior adults, aged 65 and older and children 12 years and younger, tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. All tickets for the special Family Night performance on Nov. 17 are just $5.

For seniors, there will be a special dress rehearsal that is free of charge with all tickets for that performance being given out at the Jamestown meal site.

“HONK!” has a story that charms all generations. Cleverly written, full of double entendre and hyperbole, this show’s feathered talking poultry and furry felines appeal to seven year olds, while adults view these creatures more as feathered and furry caricatures of themselves, their relatives, and friends! Children will see the human in a duck costume, while adults will see the duck in a human costume, or maybe vice versa.

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