The Eastern Nazarene College Theatre Department will present its production of the musical HONK! this October.
A musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, HONK! tells the story of Ugly, who is born looking different than his duckling brothers and sisters and begins to feel “less than normal” when his siblings and other animals make fun of him. After escaping the clutches of a crafty cat, Ugly embarks on an adventure, meeting several colorful characters who teach him how to accept himself just the way he is.
Director Tara Brooke Watkins noted that ENC’s production features more than 50 cast members, including numerous children from the local community. Sets will loom larger than life, reminiscent of movies such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, to accentuate the characters’ small size.
“I’m excited by this show,” Watkins said. “It brings together what I love best: numerous characters that allow college actors to sink their teeth in to challenging material; children on stage and in the audience; and a message that is universally needed ? we all deserve to be loved.”
HONK! will be presented in the Cove Fine Arts Center at 7:30 pm on October 16, 18, and 23-25 with a 3:00 pm matinee on Saturday, October 18. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, $5 children 12 and under; tickets are available for purchase online or through the ENC box office at 617-745-3715.