Celebrating their 25th season of free theater in the park, the Culver City Public Theater is offering “The Enchanted Bookshop” every weekend through the end of July at Carlson Park. Performances start at noon. Bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy free, family oriented fun.
During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come alive. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.
Written byTodd Wallinger, and directed by Trace Oakley, the production stars Katelyn Rydzewski, Garnet Jones, Rizzy Fuentes, Averi Quinn Yorek, Aayush Kumaran, Patricia DeBorba, Jules Patrick, Steven Milner,
Amere Blackwell, Maxwell Downs and Lecia Papadopolous.