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Bridge to Terabithia at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn

The community college's Theater for Young Audiences presents this stage version of the popular kids book and movie, running Nov. 9-Dec. 1, 2012

Coming to the stage this winter is the fantastical journey into a make-believe world of imagination and adventure. Bridge to Terabithia plays the Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn Nov. 9-Dec. 1, 2012.

Bridge to Terabithia is the story of two lonely tween children, Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke, who create a fantasy forest kingdom called Terabithia – which only they can enter. The fifth graders visit their make-believe world every day after school, as it becomes their personal sanctuary. The very different kids – Jess is an artistic boy, Leslie is a fearless tomboy – become close and learn much from each other.

The tale unravels into a bittersweet story about grief, facing fears and important life lessons.

Adapted from Katherine Paterson's 1977 Newbery Medal children's novel, the story has twice been adapted onto screen, including a popular 2007 live-action Disney film (rated PG). The book, geared at tween readers, frequently appears on lists of challenged and banned books – largely due to some heavy themes, including death and "the occult." However, it's a beloved, honest story that has resonated with older kids for a couple generations now, and it's typically considered appropriate for ages 9-plus.

For this show, ticket prices are $12/adults, $10/students with photo ID and $8/children ages 12 and under. Groups of 10 or more are $8/seat. Evening performances are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 9-10, 16-17, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Matinee performances are 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 10, 17 and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. No performances Thanksgiving week.

Performances are at the Adray Auditorium at the Mackenzie Fine Arts Center in
Dearborn.

To learn more about the winter 2012 production of Bridge to Terabithia by Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, see the Metro Parent listing.

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