Castle Valley Acting Company to Present “The River King: Ancient Chinese Tales”


The Castle Valley Acting Company will present “The River King” to the community August 7,8, 9 and 11 with a bonus matinee to be performed during the Helper Arts Festival on the 16.

“The River King: Ancient Chinese Tales” will be presented at the Rio Theatre located on 210 South Main Street in Helper. Doors open at 6 p.m. with shows beginning at 6:30. The matinee during the Helper Arts Festival will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The play is written and directed by Caitlin Iverson. This is the acting company’s sixth play, previous plays include “The Lady and the Lion,” “The Firebird,” “Thumbelina,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Robin Hood.”

Iverson has written and directed every play since the acting company’s first performance in 2009. She is assisted this year by Emily Sanders, Gina Rappleyea, Carly Yates and Phyllis Weber.

All actors are from the Helper/Price area and range in age from 4-17. Admittance is free but donations are accepted. There is no assigned seating.

The Castle Valley Acting Company is designed to give young thespians a genuine performance experience. This year’s production, “The River King: Ancient Chinese Tales,” is an exploration of ancient Chinese folktales. During rehearsals, participants learned of Chinese customs and culture, which they hope to share with their audience members.

For more information on the company, search for Castle Valley Acting Company on Facebook.

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