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For Immediate Release

Nov. 18, 2008

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Delightful Czech fairy tale tells story of The Red Fox and the Firebird

More than 2300 school children will be on campus for show

The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre presents the 14th production of its Theatre for Young Audiences program in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. The Red Fox and the Firebird is based on a Czech fairy tale written by Karel J. Erben and adapted and directed by Dr. Joe Brandesky, professor of theatre at Ohio State Lima. Public performances are at 7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, 2008, and 2 p.m., Sun., Nov. 23, 2008. A reception in celebration of Beat Michigan Week will be held for the playgoers and cast following the Friday, Nov. 21 performance in Reed Hall 160.

More than 2300 local students will attend the school performances at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. through Friday.


In The Red Fox and the Firebird a young prince struggles to return a beautiful Firebird to his dying father. The prince is aided in his search by a clever and magical Red Fox. Along the way the prince meets and falls in love with Goldilocks. Music and spectacle are used to tell this charming Czech fairy tale about a young prince facing and eventually overcoming tremendous obstacles with the help of a Red Fox.

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