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Whittier College
Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634

Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Contact:     Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974   

Reference:  03/04: 23

Date:           Oct. 28, 2003                                                                                                                                         

The Tale of Rumplestiltskin Spins on the Whittier College Stage


WHAT:                   Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre presents Rumplestiltskin

WHEN:                   2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2

WHERE:                 The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College

                             13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif.

COST:                    $8 for the general public, $6 for students and senior citizens with ID.

ADD:                      Sharon Whitney’s sparkling musical adaptation of the classic Grimm Brothers’ story, tells the tale of a girl faced with the impossible task of spinning straw into gold.  The beautifully crafted bunraku puppets bring the miller, his daughter, the king and the mysterious Rumplestiltskin to life, and the songs and magic of the timeless story will delight everyone.  The performers are visible and costumed as narrators, bringing an added depth to the production.

INFORMATION:       Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.


EDITORS:               An outreach program for students from Lincoln, El Portal and Hoover elementary schools will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3.  Call David Palmer, Shannon Center theatre manager, at (562) 907-4835 for more information.

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