July 24, 2008
“The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the classic tale of a vain emperor and his new set of clothes, will be presented August 8 and 9 in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center at 3625 Garretson Avenue on the Morningside College campus. The free performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 9.
According to Randy Peters, artistic director for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is especially suited for children.
“It is just silly, fun entertainment,” Peters said. “The performance includes a chase scene and a zany cast of characters. But adults also will enjoy it.
“Theater is a wonderful learning tool for children. One of the goals of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series is to start building in Sioux City area children a lifelong love of the arts.”
Peters added that a highlight of the August 9 performance will be an ice cream social with ice cream treats provided by Dairy Queen.
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is the third of four productions scheduled for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series at Morningside’s new outdoor amphitheater-style performance center. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved to Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside campus.
The next performance scheduled for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series is “Symphony in Sneeze,” a family concert of symphonic music play, on August 23. All performances are free and open to the public.