Multicultural play performed by Toy Box Theatre

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By Robert Villanueva

Four multicultural tales comprise “Give & Take,” a children’s play to be presented by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre.

The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus and lasts about an hour. Admission is $2.

“Give & Take” examines generosity and greed. The production aims to entertain adults while allowing children from the audience to interact with actors.

The play is directed by Katrina Eicher, professor of communication and theater, who started Toy Box Theatre in 1998.

The four multicultural tales within the play are “Anansi Finds a Fool,” Bantu; “Nanbozo and the Boulder,” Native American; “Bridget and the Leprechaun,” Irish; and “Striding Slippers,” Russian. The cast is made up of college students, and many are first-time actors.

Student actors include Nicholas Douthitt, Daniela Ehrenberger, Samantha Langley, Kayla Peters, Angel Solomon, Shonda Wilson and Amber Wiseman of Hardin County; John Marr of LaRue County; and Nathan Gjerstad, Kyle Kennedy, Lyndzee Roush and Vincent Smith of Nelson County.

Toy Box Theatre has presented 12 shows since it was formed, playing to more than 7,450 audience members. The theater uses common household products and toys for props to demonstrate to children how imagination can be used.

For more information about “Give & Take” or Toy Box Theatre contact Eicher at (270) 706-8536 or katrina.eicher@kctcs.edu.