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MCT: Robinson Crusoe
August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Missoula Children’s Theatre: Robinson Crusoe
August 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Please note: This performance concludes a week-long session of theatre camp. For registration information visit https://www.operahouse.org/arts-education/theater-camp/
Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, MCT’s ROBINSON CRUSOE teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Unlike TV and movies, which provide every detail, a book allows the reader the luxury and the joy of imagination. We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck which marooned he and Wilson on the island. The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.