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“Mirandy and Brother Wind” Opens This Week at Raleigh Little Theatre

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Raleigh Little Theatre‘s will present “Mirandy and Brother Wind,” starring Kwamea Wilkerson as Mirandy, on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-9 and 13-16 (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 27, 2014) – Another award-winning children’s book comes to life at Raleigh Little Theatre with Patricia McKissack’s Mirandy and Brother Wind. This production is the area premiere of a musical adapted by Michael Bobbitt and John Cornelius. It tells the story of a little girl who attempts to win a Cake Walk by capturing Brother Wind.

After the performance on Saturday, November 1 at 1pm, there will be a talkback with Michael Bobbitt, who is also the Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, MD and the director of the play’s first production. His national and international credits include the NY Musical Theatre Festival, Mel Tillis 2001, La Jolla Playhouse, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, and 1996 Olympics. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

In December, RLT’s annual holiday production of Cinderella returns for the 32nd year. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich, the show will open on December 5th and run through December 20th. On Thursday, December 11th, ticket proceeds will benefit WRAL’s Coats for the Children, which helps the Salvation Army to provide warm winter coats.

Tickets for all performances can be purchased by calling the box office (919)-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m., or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.raleighlittletheatre.org. Mirandy and Brother Wind runs from October 31 through November 16, 2014. Evening shows (Thursday and Friday) are at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607, adjacent to the Raleigh Rose Garden.

About Raleigh Little Theatre:

Founded in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the United States. RLT offers entertainment, education, and community programs year-round, reaching more than 30,000 people. As a community theatre, RLT engages hundreds of volunteers under the guidance of professional staff to achieve its mission and bring quality live theatre to the Triangle region. Visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org for more information.

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