‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ to be on stage at Knoxville Children’s Theatre June 12-28

The Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” the classic Beatrix Potter story but retold in a unique and timely fashion.

The play, originally due to open on April 3, was interrupted by the intrusion of COVID-19. Now director Geoffrey Scheer leads the cast in a retelling that acknowledges the reality of current health and safety recommendations and embraces them. Scheer reenvisioned his staging to include safety precautions; the actors wear masks and maintain distancing in a presentational style that brings this delightful story into a modern focus making it both a heartwarming and a poignant tale of our times.

The play will be performed June 12 through June 28, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 3 and 6 p.m.. Tickets will be limited to 50 attendees for each performance and groups/families will be distanced from each other.

Peter is famous as the clever and daring rabbit who succeeds in invading mean Farmer McGregor's cabbage patch in spite of traps, scarecrows and other dangers. His sisters Flopsy and Mopsy, their friend Squirrel Nutkin and Cawdy the Crow all share his adventures!

The play is performed by 14 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 17.

The show is directed by Geoffrey Scheer. Alex Montgomery provides the scenic design with Rebecca Perretta as scenic assistant. Sydney Allen

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.

For more information or for tickets, call 865-208-3677.