The Great Cross-Country Race
or The Hare and the Tortoise
Adapted by Alan Broadhurst
Presented by RLT's Teens on Stage
Directed by Linda O’Day Young
July 16 – 25, 2010
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission Seating)
Slow but steady wins the race! In spite of being baffled by the overnight appearance of what appears to be a rock with a leg attached, all of the woodland creatures must decide which events will take place to honor Sports Day. Mr. Sett, a badger, is disturbed that there is not much interest in the Grass Eating Competition, the Tree Climbing Competition or even the Curling in a Ball and Rolling Down a Hill Race. Reynard, the fox, has sprained a paw and can not compete with Mr. Fleet in the Cross Country. None of the other animals want to race the boastful Hare until suddenly the rock with a leg moves. Meet Mr. Sloe, a Tortoise who accepts the challenge. Get a behind- the-scenes look at one of the most celebrated of all competitions, the race between the slow-moving Tortoise and the scatter-brained boastful Hare as the two contestants dash through a world of confusing, foolish and unintelligible humans.
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Single tickets on sale now online or from the RLT Box Office at 919-821-3111. Group sales are also available from the box office.
Children age 12 and under: $9
Location: Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
Dates and Times:
July 16, 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
July 17, 18, 21 24, 25 at 1:00pm
July 17 & 24 at 5:00pm
July 20, 21 & 22 at 10:00am
||17: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
||21: 10:00am & 1:00pm
||22: 10:00am & 7:30pm
||24: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
For more information, please contact the RLT Box Office on 919-821-3111.
The cast of RLT's production of The Great Cross-Country Race is:
- Mr. Fleet (Hare): Jacob Timmons
- Mr. Sloe (Tortoise): Cameron Newton
- Ms. Basket (Dog): Lauren Miller
- Ms. Sett (Badger): Triona Kagan
- Mrs. Warren (Rabbit): Harper Cleland
- Ms. Spiney (Hedgehog): Melissa Palahnuk
- Ms. Paddle (Rat): Katelyn Kidwell
- Miss Brush (Squirrel): Alex Hanyok
- Mrs. Dark (Rook): Angela Gazzillo
- Jackie: Charlotte Hopson
- Robin: Devon McCarroll
- Maude: Emma Caterinicchio
- George: Reid Nadasky
- Mr. Urban Notcouth: Alan Osuna
- Mrs. Urban Notcouth: Alyssa Petrone
- Sophia Notcouth: Wesleigh Neville
- Brando Notcouth: Owen Flaherty
- Fisherman/Farmer: Madeline Cooke
- Mrs. Stainer: To be decided
- Emma Caterinicchio
- Harper Cleland
- Madeline Cooke
- Angela Gazzillo
- Reid Nadasky
- Melissa Palahnuk
All performances are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.
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