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When Chloe’s mom goes into the hospital to have the baby brother Chloe does not want, the only thing that can make it better is an evening at Grandma’s. Tonight, Grandma has something special: a book that’s been hidden away in the attic gathering dust. Soon an epic adventure begins, involving a prince, a servant, three circus performers, a pirate, a fairy, a witch, and a dwarf.
Part action, part romance, part adventure, part comedy, The Kingdom Next to Fid spins a tale of devotion that soon has Grandma and Chloe burning through the chapters (and the cookies) to find out if undying love will triumph at the end. Sword fights, chases, war, betrayal, kidnapping, a magic inn, loyalty, heartache and friendship all mix with a little bit of sorcery and a lot of heart in this original fantasy. A whole new world awaits as the audience is transported from the Valley of the Wandering Willows to the Fen of Infinite Funk; from Raethein, to Graomar, to Draewen, to Fid; from the Cacophonous Pearl to the Forest of Chirping Crickets. Heck, there may even be a unicorn.
Supporting the main action are a dozen or so “background” players who go from soldier to knight to pirate to villager plus a “living set” manned by actors in who not only fluidly change the scenery but literally make the magic happen.
The Kingdom Next to Fid will enchant adults while still being suitable for children 10 and up. Don’t miss the world premiere of this magical play by two of MuCCC’s own artists in residence, who clearly have too much time on their hands! It’s the greatest story you never heard of.
Show Dates: Aug 1,2,7,8,9 @ 8pm Aug 3rd, 10th at 2 pm
Ticket Prices: $8 student & senior/$12 general advance purchase
$10 student & senior / $18 general at door All proceeds will be going directly to MuCCC
The Kingdom Next to Fid came to life because we wanted to tell an epic fantasy/fairy tale that would be appropriate for children while genuinely engaging and entertaining adults (there is, after all, a kid in all of us). We chose the genre because it allowed us to hit action, comedy, and drama all in one, plus we got to come up with some ridiculous location names like the Fen of Infinite Funk and the Cacophonous Pearl. After killing ourselves trying to find an old, public domain story we could adapt and finding only bits and pieces of plot that we really liked, we finally went, “Heck, let’s just write something ourselves. It will take less time than reading 20-30 different, ultimately unworkable stories no one’s heard of anyway because they’re so old.” So that’s exactly what we did! We hope you and your family will enjoy this epic tale – so don’t miss your chance to see it.
~Meredith & Karen
Snowflower: Karen Craft (Honeoye Falls, NY)
Grandma: Diane Chevron (Rochester, NY)
Chloe: Laura Pratt (Rochester, NY) (for Aug 10th performance Mary Megan Bringley (Greece, NY)
King Rankin: R. Emmett Michie (Penfield, NY)
Queen Rufina: Sara Zavacki-Moore (Rochester, NY)
Drypenny: Corrie Spike Carter (Penn Yan, NY)
Scrub: Carl Girard (Rochester, NY)
Loveleaves: Meredith Powell (Rochester, NY)
King Fitzherbert: James Landers (Rochester, NY)
Ferdinand: Adam Petzold (Rochester, NY)
Leopold: James St. Jean (Rochester, NY)
Jacques: Don Beechner (Chili, NY)
The Villainous Captain Smith: Kevin Indovino (Rochester, NY)
Rose: Lory Love Restivo (Spencerport, NY)
Tenn: Jack Simel (Rochester, NY)
Gilroy, Father, Guard, Guard #2, Young Man, Sailor, Bartender,
Villager, Soldier: Ted Wenskus (Greece, NY)
Algernon, Bertrand, Young Male, Sailor, New Bartender, Messenger,
Finian, Fidian Knight, Physician: David Bryne (Rochester, NY)
Living Set Cast: Nancy K. Fulcher (Rochester, NY), Jacqueline Moe (Rochester, NY), Sarah Scarpulla (Rochester, NY), Andrew Theede (Victor, NY), Shawn Gray (Rochester, NY), Donald Douglas (Rochester, NY)