Riverfront Children’s Theatre announces “How Green WAS My Vineyard – The Mostly Ridiculous Story of St. Urho and the Grasshoppers” an original production featuring the young performers of Riverfront Children’s Theatre. Performances at The Finnish Center at Saima Park on Sunday, June 25, 1:30 pm as part of the Summer Festival (Kesäjuhla) and at Fitchburg Public Library Auditorium, Thursday, June 29, 6:30 pm. Sally Cragin directs the original script, which will include some Finnish music.
“I love the story of St. Urho, which was invented in the 1950s as a way of getting the Finns their own version of the St. Patrick story,” explains Cragin, who expanded the script from an earlier version presented at Saima during the St. Urho’s Celebration. “This is the first time our young actors will be performing at Saima Park, and there are numerous other events for families planned as well.”
The cast includes many children, and some adults: Scarlett Brooks, Nick Carbone, Atherton and Bettina Conklin, Thomas Fenton, Tisiphone and Calista Hallet, Sadie Leonard, Molly Maillet, Dyan Ricciutti, Maddie Siciliano, Natasha Siler, Nicolette Squailia, Emma Stewart, Jet and Christopher Cragin Warner, Jessie Worthley. Riverfront Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization partnered with United Neighbors of Fitchburg. All performances are FREE.