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Tuck Everlasting

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 24, 2019

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The stage adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s award winning novel Tuck Everlasting, this family-friendly production presented by Fire & Light Productions is directed by Mary Beth Frank with assistance from Stacey Munsie.

A warm and piercingly touching musical, the play stars Abbey Shaull as 11-year-old Winnie Foster, a free-spirited youngster who longs for adventure. When she meets Jess Tuck, played by Jonathan Nicola, and his family, Winnie quickly discovers the Tuck family has discovered the secret to everlasting life, creating an impossible choice and a decision that will affect the rest of her life: Should she return to her own family or join the Tuck family on their infinite, irreversible, never-ending journey?

A teaching production company that offers an environment where kids age 8-18 can learn all aspects of theater arts including set design, painting and construction, sound and light facilitation, music and stage movement, leadership and, of course, acting, Fire & Light Productions is making its mark on the Fort Wayne theater scene as of late by staging consistently high-quality plays. Begun as a youth theater group just a decade ago, the troupe now performs classics for the community eight times a year.

Tuck Everlasting is set for one performance on the evening of Friday, Feb. 1, with matinee and evening performances on Saturday, Feb. 2, at their home theater inside the Salvation Army Community Center, 2901 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne

Photo credit, Ruth Shaull of Captured in the Moment Photography

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