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Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Tortoise vs. The Hare

  • Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street Waterville, ME, 04901 United States (map)

Please note: This performance concludes a week-long session of theatre camp. To register a child for camp please contact the Box Office at 207.873.7000 or click HERE for more information.

Somewhere in desert country, the inhabitants of West Sandy Bottoms are preparing for the highlight of their year – the annual race between the Mammals and the Reptiles. A company of strolling actors attempts to tell the tale in classical fashion. Philoh Ferret reminds the racing fans that his service station is for “mammals only.” The Hare’s weasely managers brag about their racing star as the various reptiles assemble to choose their candidate. Fan clubs are preparing their cheers as the big day draws near. As we see the race through the eyes of a TV news team covering the event, we soon discover that there is more than a sporting rivalry between the brown animals and the green animals. There’s a real animosity between these creatures. As the race proceeds, a tiny bunny is lost in the wilds of Tornado Gulch and, almost miraculously, the mammals and reptiles join in the search…together. The wisdom of the old tortoise and the lesson learned by the cocky hare remind us all that it’s easy to get along, if you just try. In the end, the animals realize the folly of their ways and live happily together in their sandy home.

Tickets: $7 – $10 Prices include per ticket handling fees.