Come back to the golden age of radio and tune into to King Midas and the Golden Touch opening this week at Amazon Park.

Performances run daily at 11.00 AM Tuesday-Saturday in Amazon Park on the lawn south of the Community Center.  Tickets are $5 per person.  Children under 3 are free.  Light snacks & juice are available.  Bring blankets and such to sit comfortably on the lawn.  The audience sits mostly in shade and mornings can be cool and breezy.

Saturday’s Lunch with the Characters Event!

Enjoy our games and activities for Rumpelstiltskin Revisited!  Color young Rumpelstiltskin.  Help Lilie through the maze to spin straw into gold.  Learn German with Fritz the Sound Magician.  Find all the words in the Frau Queen’s Wordsearch or be banished to the Malevolent Dark Forest!  Viel Glück!

A familiar fairy tale, delightfully updated | Arts | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

Happy 4th of July from Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre!

Visitors at the Art and the Vineyard watched a sneak peak of Rumpelstiltskin Revisited & King Midas and the Golden Touch.  The cast warmed up the audience with a game and then performed a snippet from Midas followed by a preview of Rumpel.  They also mingled with the crowd handing out flyers for the Mad Duckling season.

The cast enjoyed performing on a beautiful July 4th day, a great kick off to the holiday weekend.

Have a terrific Fourth and come see Rumpelstiltskin Revisited next week at Amazon Park!

Revisioning Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin appeared in the Brothers Grimm’s Children’s and Household Tales in 1812.  The tale of a miller’s daughter trading trinkets with a magical creature for assistance in spinning straw into gold appears in many cultures around the world including Iceland, Japan, Russia and the Czech Republic.

In the a fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin is a creature of magic.  He may be a spirt, a fairy or some kind of goblin.  Guy J. Jackson’s short play, Rumpelstiltskin Revisited applies revisionist techniques to the troublesome folk story.  Rumpelstiltskin becomes a cantankerous rude man with a traumatic childhood while the miller’s daughter, Lilie is an assertive, responsible and kind-hearted girl who finds herself roped into the most ridiculous jobs.

Rumpelstiltskin Revisited opens Tuesday, July 9th at 11.00 AM in Amazon Park.  Tickets are $5 for everyone ages 3 and up.  Children under 3 are free.  Performances are Tue-Sat, July 9th-20th.  Running time 45 min.

Catch a Preview of Mad Duckling at Youth Art Arena on July 4th

Guy J Jackson: Busking stories from Hay to LA

Here’s a little about the author of Rumpelstiltskin Revisited, Guy J. Jackson.

Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre coming soon to Amazon Park!

Things are getting serious.  Mad Duckling is readying the final touches on this year’s opening production of Rumpelstiltskin Revisted.

Here are a few blasts from Mad Duckling past - remember these?

Amazon Community Center

Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre partnered with Amazon Community Center several years ago to offer outdoor theatre experiences each summer.

Lots of exciting activities and events are going on at Amazon this summer.  Be sure to check out the Amazon Community Center Facebook page.