THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS
Presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s STAR Program and Commonwealth Theatre Company
This contemporary pop musical follows the classic story of Pocahontas and how she became who she was as an adult. The tale of Pocahontas is a well-known and frequently told one — but this remarkable story sticks closer to the historical reality of her life, rather than the embellished version created by some other filmmakers and storytellers. Pocahontas led a calm, peaceful life as a small girl, but when strangers arrive in her tribe’s native land and attempt to take over, her life course changes drastically. Follow the truthful account of the Algonquin Indians as they are invaded and taken over by Europeans. See how Pocahontas later grows into an intelligent woman and becomes the wife of John Rowe, as well as a diplomat between the Native Americans and European peoples. Experience the high contrast between the rural and peaceful settings of the Native American tribes and the loud and industrial settings of the European establishments. This production is geared toward children ages 8 and up. It runs approximately 120 minutes.
Directed by Roderick Justice
Music directed by Angela Powell-Walker
Choreographed by Sarah Peak
- Thu-Fri, Aug. 2-3 at 8pm
- Sat-Sun, Aug. 4-5 at 3pm* & 8pm
*Both 3pm performances are sign language interpreted.
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