There’s nothing like relaxing and taking in a good story at the end of a long, hot day. Take your pick of presentations featuring these famous works of British literature as they are performed for your family’s enjoyment.
Pickering Field Park – The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Park and Trinity Aves., Ambler, PA 19002
Rain location: 211 W. Butler Pk., Ambler, PA 19002
Enjoy a live, 5-day reading of The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis during the week of Aug. 1-5th beginning at 6:45 pm in Pickering Field Park in Ambler, PA. The evening begins with live musical entertainment featuring various musicians or dancers each night. Selections often include music from the British Isles. Then sit back and enjoy a reading of the story, typically three chapters each night.
The Horse and His Boy is one of seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia series popularized in recent years with three of the books being made into major motion pictures. The story is of a young boy, Shasta who leaves his home in order to escape being sold into slavery. He is guided by Bree, a talking horse, who is also seeking freedom by returning to his home in Narnia. Along the way they encounter Aravis, a young maiden who is fleeing an arranged marriage, and her mare, Hwin, who also happens to be a talking horse from Narnia. As they travel together they encounter danger, narrow escapes, and adventure on their journey to freedom and an unexpected happy and very surprise ending!
The program is free for all ages. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as there is no seating in the field. In the event of rain, the program will be held at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler. Free water ice is served following the reading. The event is in its fifth year and is sponsored by Cornerstone Church.
DCP Theater – Camelot
795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969
Revel in the by-gone days of King Arthur, Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table like never before by taking in a musical theater production by the Dutch Country Players in Telford. The company’s latest production is a musical version of the famous tale “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White. King Arthur rules over the kingdom of Camelot alongside the lovely Queen Guinevere who is also romanced by one of the knights, Sir Lancelot. You’ll find a love triangle, civil war, treason and forgiveness in this production that was one of the most popular shows on Broadway in the 1960s. Musical numbers written by Lerner and Lowe include “I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight” and “What Do the Simple Folk Do?”
Shows run Fri. and Sat. July 29th & 30th at 8 pm, Sun. July 31 at 2 pm., and Thurs. – Sat. Aug. 4th – 6th at 8 pm. For guaranteed seating, tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://www.dcptheatre.com/SeasonTicketsTicketInfo.aspx or at the box office. For more information visit the theater’s website at http://www.dcptheatre.com.