Actors with DuffleBag Theatre will stage Robin Hood at Centre Stage Theatre on Sunday.

Actors will present Robin Hood

The longest running children’s entertainment series in B.C. concludes their 30th year with a presentation of Robin Hood.

The longest running children’s entertainment series in B.C. concludes their 30th year with a presentation of Robin Hood this Sunday at Centre Stage Theatre.

The Children’s Showcase Society is a non-profit organization, founded in 1983, which has been dedicated to making quality live performances accessible to Okanagan families for more than 30 years.  The goal of the Children’s Showcase is to enrich the lives of children and their families by exposing them to a wide variety of performances including dance, music, storytelling, theatre, juggling, mime, comedy and magic.

For the fourth show of their 2013-14 season they are bringing the “Nearly World-Famous” Dufflebag Theatre to Centre Stage this Sunday to entertain kids three and up with the classic tale of Robin Hood.

DuffleBag actors like to retell original adaptations of select fairy tales and classics and just when the audience becomes enthralled a twist is created.   This small, but highly energetic cast of improvisational actors work with minimal props and sets quickly pulling the audience into the adventure.

In fact some lucky volunteers get to join the action onstage, but there are plenty of opportunities for the whole audience to become part of the show.

Based in Toronto, the troupe has been performing since 1992, and now puts on more than 600 shows per year in Canada, the U.S. and beyond. Classics and fairy tales are served up with a few twists and the audience interaction makes every performance unique and unpredictable.

This is a great introduction to the thrill of live theatre and promises enormous fun for all ages.

Suitable for ages three and up, the performance is Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland. Tickets are available at the door. For more information about this program — or Children’s Showcase — please call Jacinta Ferrari at 250-493-0475.

If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email or call 250-404-3225.

The Arts Palette column is written by David Finnis, publicity chair and president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.


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