Thursday February 21, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- A new adaptation of the beloved children’s story "Ferdinand the Bull" continues at the New England Youth Theatre at 100 Flat St., through Saturday.

With blessings from author Munro Leaf’s estate, Peter Gould, with NEYT’s Junior Company, has created a new adaptation of the beloved childhood tale, "Ferdinand the Bull."

"Ferdinand" is the classic short story of the Spanish bull who refuses to fight and who wants to just sit quietly and smell the flowers. This adaptation will come to rollicking, dancing, singing new life with the energy of 25 NEYT Junior Company Actors, who will be exploring the Spanish language in the second half of the production.

Performances are Friday at 4 and 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for seniors, and $12 for adults.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org.

New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs and assistive listening devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.

The sponsor is the Oak Meadow School. New England Youth Theatre is also supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.