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    The Little Mermaid

    Presented by at Wheelock Family Theatre

    April 16 - May 16, 2010


    The Little Mermaid

    Danger threatens the dreamy peace of the Merpeople’s world within their reef, an unnatural restlessness disturbs their waters. The youngest daughter of the Sea King, our Little Mermaid, longs to know what lies above the ocean’s waves. Her curiosity pulls her to the surface, where she rescues a drowning human prince and falls in love with him. Her sisters are incredulous: how can she have gone all soft for a human? (They prefer their men with fins.) But her grandmother understands both the overwhelming compulsion to chart new waters and the perils that lie in going where you don’t belong. However, her gentle warnings are for naught. The Little Mermaid knows she must see the truth with her own eyes. Courageously, she accepts the evil Sea Witch’s dreadful bargain, leaving home to follow her heart into a land where the sun is warm and the atmosphere is light, where humans shed saltwater tears and love can speak louder than words. We discover—literally—that transformation is painful and to attain true love demands sacrifice. More faithful than Disney to Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale (but with a happier ending), this adaptation tempers the bittersweet of loss, growth, and change with humor and the rippling rhythms of the tides.

    Wheelock Family Theatre

    200 The Riverway
    Boston, MA 02215

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    Admission Info:

    $25 for center orchestra or front mezzanine $20 for side orchestra or mid-mezzanine $15 back mezzanine Friday night Pajama parties: Children in their pajamas are only $12 and there is the opportunity to meet the cast after the show!

    General Day and Time Info:

    Friday evenings at 7:00, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3:00. During school vacation week, Tuesday April 20 through Friday April 23 The Little Mermaid will be presented at 1:00.

    Phone: 617-879-2300

    Accessibility Information:

    Performances on Friday May 14 at 7:30 and Sunday May 16 at 3:00 will be interpreted in American Sign Language. These performances will also be audio-described live for patrons who are blind or who are visually impaired.

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