Niagara University Repertory Theatre Returns for 38th Year this Summer

June 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

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The N.U.R.T. troupe performing at Artpark.

This summer, NU Theatre’s 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues!

Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse! And Alexander, as usual is having a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day…” and Pierre just doesn’t care!

Yes, Niagara University Repertory Theatre (N.U.R.T.) is back and better than ever. Our fast, furious, and fantastically funny children’s tales brought to life by trained actors will delight audiences of all ages.

N.U.R.T. will present a rotating repertoire of free children’s stories outdoors in the Village of Lewiston at Artpark during its Free Family Saturdays in July. N.U.R.T. will perform there near the upper level sandbox area on the following Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.:  July 5, 12, 19 and 26, and also on Aug. 2. Reservations are not required.

The N.U.R.T. troupe will also perform every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from July 10 through August 21 in the air-conditioned comfort of the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center, Clet Hall, on the NU campus. Reservations are not required.

N.U.R.T. cast members include NU theatre performance students hailing from New York, Arizona and Georgia: Nathanial W. C. Higgins, Brett Klaczyk, Kathleen Macari, Clarissa Maloy, Mary Elizabeth Martin, Vanessa Shevat, Bradeen Walders and Preston Williams. Theatre design/technology major Marissa Allen of Western New York is stage manager.

Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct theater professor and N.U.R.T. director, said, “Our free children’s theater performances will include about 40 minutes of children’s stories in rotation. The production is fun for the whole family, but is especially appropriate for children ages 3-12 and we ask that children are always accompanied by an adult.”

Please contact the NU Theatre Box Office at 716.286.8685 for information.