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Barter Players return to Louisa

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The Princess and the Pea is one of two performances public school students will enjoy at the Arts Center on Feb. 15.

The famed Barter Players, the State Theatre of the Commonwealth of Virginia, are coming to Louisa County on Feb. 15. The Players will present a performance of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” an adaptation by Catherine Bush of Mark Twain’s classic.

The performance, sponsored by the Louisa County Rotary Club and underwritten by the Louisa County Rotary Club Foundation and other Louisa County businesses and individuals, will have a 7:30 p.m. curtain time in the Louisa Arts Center.

Earlier that day Louisa County elementary school students will enjoy a performance of “The Princess and the Pea,” and the middle school students will enjoy a performance of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

Louisa County students will be offered the opportunity to experience live professional theatre. For many students, this will be the first time observing such a performance.

Whether it’s fishing with Huckleberry Finn, or convincing his friends to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence, nobody loves life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer. Then one night in a spooky graveyard, Tom and Huck stumble upon a deadly secret. Will they be able to save Muff Potter from the treacherous Injun Joe before it’s too late? Join Tom and Huck on the most exciting adventure of their lives, where they learn that man’s greatest treasure is the gift of friendship.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Jan. 31, 2019 issue.

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