UCA Theatre to Present Classic Children’s Play



UCA Theatre will present The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersenon Friday, February 8 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 am in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus, 201 Donaghey, in Conway.


This adaptation of the classic tale finds the vain Emperor falling for the tailor’s story that his invisible fabric can only be seen by those worthy enough to see it. Not wanting to admit he’s unworthy of this fabulous new fabric, the Emperor dons the outfit he really can’t see.


Cast members include Madison Ledbetter of Malvern as the Tailor, Stephanie Yancey of Springfield as the Narrator, Catherine Renfro of Bella Vista as the Empress and Austin Gaither of Hot Springs as the Emperor. The play is under the direction of UCA Theatre Production Manager, Liz Parker with set design by Technical Director, Tom Marhenke. Costume design is by associate professor, Shauna C. Meador.


Admission to the play is free. Tickets are not required and seats are not reserved. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The play is appropriate for the entire family but is especially fun for children age 4-10. Running time is approximately 45 minutes.


After these on-campus performances, the play will tour area elementary schools and day care centers. Further information is available by calling 501-450-5092 or visiting the UCA Theatre web site at www.uca.edu/theatre.