The Metro Theater Company (MTC) of St. Louis will present the play “Bold, Brave, Curious!” at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the West Plains Civic Center theater.
The free production is being hosted by the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department and the West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA). Partial funding has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
About the play
Commissioned by the company, this children’s play by St. Louis-based playwright Mariah Richardson is part of her ongoing series about Madeline Delilah, a thoughtful and precocious girl whose story first appeared on the stage at MTC more than 11 years ago in the world premiere of “Delilah’s Wish.”
In “Bold, Brave, Curious!,” nine-year-old Delilah has sworn to be BFFs with Lupe and Stanley, but when Stanley’s foster mom falls ill, secrets and lies threaten to tear the friends apart. Can a mysterious, magical object they find in Grandmomma’s attic bring them back together?
“Bold, Brave, Curious!” illuminates the power of friendship and empowers young people to examine friendship, bias, community and individual power, according to a description of the production on the MTC website. The play is best enjoyed by children age eight and above, production officials said.
About the Metro Theater Company
“Bold, Brave, Curious!” is the first production of the MTC’s 50th anniversary season. Founded in 1973 by artist Zaro Weil and educator Lynn Rubright, the company has developed a distinctive blend of drama, music, storytelling and dance productions for young audiences.
Since its inception, the company has toured throughout the states and internationally entertaining millions of people. Today, the company still tours throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region, as well as outlying communities in Missouri and southern Illinois.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the Metro Theater Company’s 50th anniversary touring season,” U/CP Director Brenda Polyard said. “The company has a reputation of offering thoughtful and meaningful productions that foster inclusivity and nurture learning through the arts. We know this production will not only entertain our area youth, but also enlighten and encourage them to reach their full potential.”
For more information about the Oct. 12 production or other U/CP events, call 417-255-7966 or visit the U/CP Department website.