For the first time in more than three years, the hillside area of the Peteetneet Academy will be used for an organized outdoor production.
People Preserving Peteetneet, an organization that is refurbishing the former academy and elementary school, is sponsoring a production of "Tales of Ye Merry Woods," a musical based on the adventures of Robin Hood.The production, which utilizes members of Spanish Fork's Curtain Callers children's theater group, will run tonight, Friday and Saturday, June 7, 8 and 9, at Peteetneet Park, 10 S. Peteetneet Boulevard (600 East).
The play comes from an original script written by Spanish Fork resident Anna Murdock and features music and lyrics by her daughter, Catherine Ann. It tells the story of the evil Prince John, his sister Kate and the Sheriff of Nottingham and their plan to deceive and capture Robin Hood.
The cast includes 50 youngsters from Utah County, including Heather Christensen (Lady Kate), Sara Thomas (Maid Marian) and Venessa Vogt (Lady Anne).
The Curtain Callers was founded by Murdock in 1970, and since then has grown to 150 members.
Peteetneet Academy has recently been placed on the State Registry of Historical Buldings, and restoration by PPP is underway. It served as an elementary school for 87 years and closed in 1987.
Since seating for the production will be on the hillside, patrons are advised to bring wraps and/or blankets. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for children and are available at Provo's McCurdy Doll Museum, 246 N. 100 East, and Payson's Will-Lo Hobby Shop, 51 S. Main, and Zion's First National Bank in Payson.
For information call Lana at 375-5795.