T.R.E.A.T. kicks off summer season
Headlined by nationally accomplished professional actors, Fairfield’s own award-winning Two Roads Educational Arts and Theatre opens its second summer season this weekend with a family-friendly musical version of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
T.R.E.A.T. will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” at 7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
T.R.E.A.T. will moving to the Orpheum Theatre Ballroom above the former Co-Ed movie theater for productions of “Winnie the Pooh” and “Miss Electricity.”
“Winnie the Pooh” is a musical based off the original classic story and filled with catchy songs and lovable characters. T.R.E.A.T. is taking additional care to make sure children with special needs and sensitivities, along with their families, enjoy the production. It will be presented at 7 p.m. June 14, 2 p.m. June 15-16, 7 p.m. June 21 and 2 p.m. June 22-23.
“Miss Electricity” will have everyone dreaming about what superpowers they would want to have after watching the hilarious show about a girl who gains superpowers after being struck by lightning. It will be performed at 7 p.m. July 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 6 and 2 p.m. July 7.
T.R.E.A.T. also will produce a special performance of “The Unpredictable Times” June 19 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Written by T.R.E.A.T. cast member Kevin Ray Johnson, “The Unpredictable Times” focuses on five friends coming home hoping for the summer of their lives before they go off and face the “real world.” The coming-of-age drama made its world premiere Off Broadway in 2011 at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Admission for the special performance, a staged-reading geared toward more mature audiences, is a monetary goodwill donation.
T.R.E.A.T. will close the summer season with a musical version of “Wind in the Willows,” with shows at 7 p.m. July 11-12, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 14 at the convention center.
Returning cast members include Matt Koplik, Mariah Thornton and Lauren Longyear. New cast members include Kevin Ray Johnson, Katy Shepherd, Hannah Matzke and LeShawn Bell.
Additional summer events planned by T.R.E.A.T. include multiple youth theatre camps at the Orpheum Theatre Ballroom in June and July. Email Derek@fairfieldtreat.com.