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Adventures abound in ‘Peter Rabbit and His Friends’

Shade Tree Players’ second Mandan play of the summer, “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends,” will take place Thursday to Sunday, July 22 to 25, at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Five tales including Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester and Jemima Puddle-Duck are interwoven with the life of their creator, Beatrix Potter, in this play for people of all ages. The play moves back and forth from the fantasy world she created to the story of Beatrix Potter herself, who overcame her lonely, strict childhood, in which her writings and drawings were discouraged in the male-oriented Victorian era, to become the most widely read children’s author of all times. The play also introduces Beatrix’s governess, Annie, who narrates the play, and her children for whom many of the stories were originally written.

“The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends” will run for a total of four performances. Performances start at 7 p.m. July 22 to 24, with the Sunday, July 25 matinee beginning at 2 p.m. All tickets are general admission and available one hour before each performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students.

The play is directed by Timothy Rosin and assistant directed by Jesse Emerson.