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Excerpt from Original Press Release
After 100 years asleep, the beautiful princess is waking up on the Rend Lake College stage for the 2017 Fall Play “The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland.” The cast and crew are working hard for opening night, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in the RLC Theatre, with evening shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4, and a matinee final show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.
The version of Sleeping Beauty coming to RLC’s stage is a three-act play written by Frances Homer in 1935, and more closely resembles the original “Grimms’ Fairy Tale” than the popular 1959 Disney film.
Director Tracey Webb will make this her 44th show for RLC, not including the annual “Flummoxed Fairytales.” She said this performance offers a different message to young audience members than the popular animated film.
“The prince who awakens Sleeping Beauty is actually in love with her before he ever actually sees her. This, to me, is a stronger message than the one in Disney’s story. Good looks will fade in time, but to truly love a person, you have to love the way their mind works,” said Webb. “It’s a lively show and full of comedy.”
As for the cast and crew, Webb said she’s thrilled to have such an amenable group filling multiple roles and learning many new skills
According to the Director “This is a family-friendly show. Good conquers evil and true love wins in the end. Best of all, there are moments of great tension and other moments of great comedy. The entire ensemble is working very well together, and I don’t think anybody in the audience will go away disappointed,”
Ticket are on sale now for “The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland” and cost $12 each. Contact the Box office to reserve a seat at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1467. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, all in the RLC Theatre.