‘It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How!’; The Cat in the Hat Sunday at Murphy


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WILMINGTON – The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, America’s oldest professional theater for young audiences, brings its TCT On Tour production of “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” to families at the historic Murphy Theatre.

On Sunday, Oct. 22, “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” will treat audiences to an up-close-and-personal performance of the famous children’s book.

Tickets are free for children 14 and under with every paid adult ticket at $8 each. For tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643.

The play “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” was originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell, the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production was directed by Deondra Kamau Means at the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

This adventure features silliness for all ages when everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life, with generous support of National Cooperative Bank in cooperation with Donatos Pizza of Wilmington.

“NCB is proud to be a part of the Wilmington community and a dedicated partner with the Murphy Theatre,” said Heather Cummings, marketing communications director for NCB.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure — but what will mom find when she gets home?

The four-person cast includes members of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Resident Artist Company: Ryan Chavez Richmond as the Cat in the Hat; A. James Jones as Fish; Brandi Langford-Sherrill as Thing 1/Kitten 1; and Kristi Rose Mills as Thing 2/Kitten 2.

Two children from the audience will be invited to play The Boy and The Girl roles during the show.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s touring production of “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” is made possible by ArtsWave, and the Ohio Arts Council, the Patricia A. Corbett Trust, Mercy Health Foundation, Macy’s and PNC Bank. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

This program is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

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