Rapunzel School Tour Press Release



Dates still available
January 13 – February 7

MILL VALLEY, CA––Marin Theatre Company is now booking for its 2014 School Tour of Rapunzel, written by Mike Kenny, directed by Daunielle Rasmussen, MTC’s Director of Education, and featuring actors Tristan Cunningham, Britney Frazier and Julianna Rees. Now in its seventh year, MTC’s School Tour program brings professional theater productions to Bay Area elementary schools and libraries. Bookings for Rapunzel are available from January 13 through February 7, 2014.

In Kenny’s playful update of the Grimm fairytale, Rapunzel lives with her loving yet overprotective grandmother, Nana. Year after year, Nana builds their tower higher and higher to protect them from the big, scary world. Every year, Rapunzel’s hair grows longer, along with her curiosity about the world outside. It isn’t until a local boy named Rafi befriends Rapunzel that she finally musters the courage to explore the world around her despite her fear of the unknown. The production that will tour is currently in the midst of a sold out run at MTC as part of the company’s Theater Series for Young Audiences.

The 45-minute live performance by professional actors is ideal for 1st through 5th grades and can be followed by a Question and Answer session, as well as drama workshops with the actors. Bookings are $600 per performance, plus $100 charge for additional drama workshops. Maximum audience size is 299.  For more then 299 students, multiple performances must be booked. There is a $50 discount on each additional performance on the same day as a full-price performance.

The tour is currently booked for performances at Corte Madera Library; Mill Valley Public Library and Park Elementary School in Mill Valley; North Bay Christian Academy in Novato; Brandeis Hillel Day School in San Francisco; Coleman Elementary School Learning Enrichment Afterschool Program and Laurel Dell Elementary School in San Rafael; Foothills Adventist Elementary in St. Helena, Napa County; Bayside Elementary/Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito; Bel Aire Elementary School, Belvedere-Tiburon Library and Reed Elementary School in Tiburon.

For more information, email education@marintheatre.org or call 415.388.5200 x3310

Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year.

MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director

(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email

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