Traveling anti-bullying fairy tale, 'Sleepy Hollow' at Lee University

Traveling anti-bullying fairy tale, 'Sleepy Hollow' at Lee University

September 14th, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Art

A professional children's theater company from Asheville, N.C., will bring its anti-bullying production to Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., next week.

Bright Star Children's Theatre will present "The Lady of Bullyburg" in five performances Thursday and Sept. 21. Now in its ninth season of touring, the play is designed to give audiences in prekindergarten through fifth grade the tools they need to effectively deal with bullying.

According to Lee officials, the show has garnered national attention since its debut in 2004 and has been seen by thousands of audiences who have credited the anti-bullying fairy tale with changing the climate in their schools. The production will be presented by invitation at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., following the show at Lee.

Performances are scheduled at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Thursday and at 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Dixon Center, 1053 Church St. Admission is $1 for students, free for teachers and chaperones.

Lee also will host Bright Star's public performance of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at 7 p.m. Thursday. This show is appropriate for grades 2-6. Among the show's highlights is the recruitment of volunteers from the audience to become members of the Sleepy Hollow town choir. Admission is $5 per person.

Tickets to both shows are available at the Dixon Center box office at 423-614-8343.

For more information, email theatre@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.edu.