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Sing Sweet Nightingale

A Chinese emperor obsessed with worldly possessions has forgotten what is important in life. Join the Averett Theatre Department Sept. 16-18 in Pritchett Auditorium as they perform "The Nightingale," this year's Theatre for Young People Show. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

"The Nightingale" is adapted from the famous tale of Hans Christian Andersen. In the story, the emperor learns that one of the most beautiful things in his empire is the song of the nightingale. A man blind to the needs of his people and the real treasures of life he orders the nightingale be brought to his palace. Captivated by the bird's song he holds it in captivity. When the emperor is given a mechanical bird he loses interest in the real nightingale and it returns to the forest. Not long after it departs, the mechanical bird breaks down and the emperor turns ill. Come find out what happens to the emperor and the nightingale.

Faculty and staff receive two free tickets to the production. The tickets may be picked up at the Box Office on the night of the performance.

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