posted March 19, 2002

CPT Tours The New Kid at Schools in May

The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre will run its annual Children's Performance Troupe (CPT) Spring Tour in May for elementary schools and libraries in West Michigan.

The play for the tour will be "The New Kid" by Dennis Foon. The play is the lively, funny story of how America looks to young Nick as he adjusts to his new homeland, "a land of Grosta Macs, Greesee Spudnicks, Bakee Lassees, and schlamstick."

For more than 25 years, the CPT has brought the magic of theatre to children and has become an annual event in many West Michigan schools. More than entertainment, the CPT offers theatre which carries a message and provides an opportunity for children to think and talk about issues in their lives.

For many children, the productions provide a first exposure to the joy of live theatre, inspiring a lifetime of appreciation for and experience in the art of theatre.

Available dates and other information may be obtained through Judyth Thomas at the department of theatre at Hope College, (616) 395-7600.