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GECA play coming up

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is presenting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest this month.

Sherrie Hursh and her daughter Dana Landis are directing the two casts – both are complete children’s casts, with a total of 36 kids. ages 7 to 18. One cast will perform Thursday and Saturday, the other on Friday and Sunday. In addition, they are performing 12 school shows.

Sherrie said this is not the same play as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which can sometimes be dark and a little scary for young children.

“This is a lighthearted version of Snow White,” Sherrie said. “The queen is more vain than evil. It’s a simpler version, not as dark as the original Snow White. There’s nothing scary in this play … This is a cute, cute show. Adults will enjoy it too.”

Sherrie said the dwarfs are precious in this production and she predicts they will steal the show. The dwarfs are Hickory, Dickory, Dock, Weepy, Curly, Echo Echo, and Little Banjo.

Snow White’s friends include Bunny and Bonnie, Primrose the Skunk, and Tillie the Turtle (not to be confused with Atmore’s Tillie the Turtle, the anti-litter character who appears around town).

Tickets, $7 for GECA members, $10 for non-members, are available at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street.

Show dates are Thursday, February 16, through Saturday, February 18, 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m.

The play lasts about an hour and 15 minutes and will be performed at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts, 100 S. Trammell Street.