This summer, Niagara University Theatre’s 40-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. Its 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 at 1 and 3 p.m. on July 8, 15, 22 and 29. Reservations are not required.

The N.U.R.T. troupe will also perform every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17 in the Leary Theatre in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre on the NU campus. Reservations are not required.

N.U.R.T. cast members include NU theatre students Sarah Gadawski, Keelin Higgins (stage manager), Noah Laclair, Arianna Lasting, Sofia Matlasz, Heather Gervasi, Zoe Parker, Ronnie Stewart and Elijah Vazquez.

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 more information.