John Schauer, age 11, left, playing Harry, and Neve Schauer, age 15, who plays the dwarves' president, practice lines for the Homeschool Performing Arts Club's play 'The Poisoned Apple,' at the Eden Community Center. The Schauers are from Oakfield. The play will be performed at the UW-Fond du Lac Prairie Theater, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15. There is no admission charge.
No beauty, no flowers, no happiness . . . what has happened to the kingdom of Drune? What was once a beautiful, charming kingdom, is now dreary and dull. All of the Queen's subjects are talking; why is she doing this, and what has become of their once beautiful kingdom?
Queen Drunella has ordered that there shall be no beauty or happiness in the kingdom of Drune. The Queen instructs a squire to take her stepdaughter, Snow White, to the Dark Forest to have her put to death, because of her beauty. When Snow White escapes, and is taken in by some kind, generous dwarves, the Queen decides to take matters into her own hands . . .
This story of Snow White, called "The Poisoned Apple" by Dave Barton, is full of mystery, humor and intrigue. The Queen not only has a magic mirror and magic potions, she also has a great desire for power. Will the Magic Mirror lead her to world domination? Or will the power of good, honest people prevail?
"The Poisoned Apple," by Dave Barton, is produced through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Company and presented by a local group of homeschooled actors who promise you'll be enthralled with the action and humor as you watch this live show.
"The Poisoned Apple" is the Homeschool Performing Arts Club's seventh annual show. This year's director is Nicole Schauer of Oakfield. This is her fifth production with the group.
"The Poisoned Apple" will be performed at the UW-Fond du Lac Prairie Theater, 400 University Drive, FDL, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15. There is no admission charge - it is free for all ages. There will be a free-will offering for those who would like to make a donation.
For more information about this production or about joining the Homeschool Performing Arts Club during the next school year, contact Dawn Doll at (920) 921-4565.