As a part of a unique internship at The Rose Theater, local high school seniors will present The Brave Little Tailor, a script adapted by Rose playwright-in-residence, Brian Guehring, Sept. 20-21 at The Rose Theater’s Hitchcock Stage.

            The Brave Little Tailor is part of the teens’ year-long internship at The Rose Theater. As interns, the students commit to working more than 150 hours throughout the year, gaining valuable hands-on experience as they contribute to a variety of artistic, educational, and administrative projects. To kick off their experience, the students work on every aspect of a fully-staged play.

            The Rose internship offers seniors the chance to learn more about the different jobs in theater as they prepare for college, grad school and their careers. Through the Teens ‘N’ Theater program, they will spend time performing, running the technical booth, marketing, playwrighting and directing. While most have grown up taking theater classes, the experience at The Rose offers the interns an opportunity to see the world of theater in a new light.

            In addition to their time spent on stage or behind the scenes, they will spend time in the classroom, providing classroom assistance to the professional acting staff of The Rose. In this capacity, the interns will work directly with preschool through elementary school students in creative drama classes throughout the year.

            The Rose interns will come together to tell the story of The Brave Little Tailor. The show follows the adventures of a young tailor who has been discounted his entire life because he is small. The meek tailor is bullied by his boss, smothered by his mother and harassed by customers. This doesn’t stop the tailor from dreaming, however, and during one vivid fantasy, he manages to kill seven flies in one blow. Rumors spread throughout the village, growing and taking on a life of their own, until the king hears about a mighty tailor who can kill seven giants in one blow.

            The Rose said the message of the show is that no matter how small, weak or inexperienced you think you are, you can still do amazing things.

            The Brave Little Tailor will perform Saturday September 20th at 7pm and Sunday September 21st at 4:30 in the Hitchcock Theatre of The Rose on 20th and Farnam Street. For more information on the show call 402-345-4849.

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