(Photo cutline): Kylie Rilling and Harmoney Brown as Milo and Tock in The Phantom Tollbooth’s class rehearsal.
The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock, and a certain magic tollbooth is brought magnificently to life on stage in The Phantom Tollbooth performed by MoCo Arts Middle/High School Play on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 and 5 p.m. The beloved children’s book written by Norton Juster has become one of the most treasured pieces of literature, educating and entertaining readers across the world. Join MoCo’s Middle/High School performers as they bring to life a world of magical adventures in The Phantom Tollbooth.
Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all. One day after school, The Phantom Tollbooth comes to the rescue! Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when told Princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing to bring peace between two kings. They are divided over which is more important: words or numbers. Knee-deep in danger, language, and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover.
Showtimes are Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 and 5 p.m. There will be no late seating. Tickets to the performance are $15 and can be purchased by calling MoCo Arts at (603) 357-2100 or stopping by MoCo at 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Interested in watching from home? MoCo will be livestreaming the Sunday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. show! Livestream tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/LIVESTREAMThePhantomTollbooth
Established in 1991, MoCo Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, multi-arts educational organization located in downtown Keene offering dance and theatre classes for children ages 18 months to 18+ years and multi-arts vacation and summer camps for students ages 4 through grade 12. As part of the educational process, MoCo Arts provides professional-quality performance experiences for students and family-friendly performances for audiences of all ages throughout the year. MoCo Arts is inclusive and welcoming to all, regardless of social, and current or past financial background, and provides over $79,000 in tuition assistance per year. MoCo has never turned a child away because of a family’s lack of ability to pay. MoCo Arts is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about MoCo’s mission and ways you can support the organization’s work in arts education, please visit moco.org, contact (603) 357-2100, and/or MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431