Friday, March 7, 2008, the Ada Arts Council presents the Seem-To-Be-Players to the Dorothy Summers Theatre for their performance of "The Ant and the Grasshopper," by Ric Averill.

This program is made possible with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council. The council invites viewers to take a trip through the four seasons in this great Aesop’s Fable for the very young.

A frivolous fiddle-playing Grasshopper completely exasperates the hard-working Ant throughout the course of an entire year.

A singing Caterpillar, a wacky Squirrel and a high-strung Bird round out the cast of creatures who live their entire annual life cycles in a colorful ever-changing forest clearing.

Original bluegrass-style music by Composer/Artistic Director Ric Averill enhances the company’s celebration of the cycle of the seasons.

The set changes seasons as well, from spring through winter, from a lush green tree to the final snowcovered, hollowed-out warm and cozy stump home of the Ant, a shelter the shivering Grasshopper wishes to share.

A lesson plan will be provided to prepare students for the show. The entire cast will spend a few minutes with the audience after the show, reviewing the fun-filled science lessons on hibernation, migration, metamorphosis and the cycle of the seasons.

The company will answer a few kid questions as well.

Science and nature come alive in an educational and entertaining way in this production recommended for the very young: 3-5 year olds and K-3rd graders.

Admission charge will be $2 for children and $5 for adults. Performances are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Phone Brenda Revels for group reservations at 580-235-0193 or by e-mail brevels@cableone.net.

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