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Family will enjoy ‘Wind in the Willows’

ACT! for Youth presents show April 5-7

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Take the kids to see “The Wind in the Willows” April 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Boykin Center.

This is the final production of the season for the Arts Council of Wilson’s ACT! for Youth.

“The Wind in the Willows” is a theatrical comedy based on the children’s book of the same name by Kenneth Grahame. What begins as a peaceful summer on the river is soon disrupted by Mr. Toad, who sees his first motor car and falls uncontrollably and obsessively in love with motoring.

After crashing several cars, he steals one and lands himself in jail. His good friends Mole, Badger and Water Rat make every effort to protect Toad’s residence, Toad Hall, but are instead ousted by the ferrets and weasels of the Wild Wood.

Will Toad escape from jail and regain Toad Hall? Will he learn a lesson about his boastful and impetuous ways? This spirited adaptation of a timeless classic will be great fun for the entire family.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

Tickets are general seating and can be purchased by visiting the box office at Boykin Center during normal business hours (Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), visiting the Arts Council website at www.wilsonarts.com to purchase on-line via the eTix link, or by calling the Arts Council at 252-291-4329.

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