The Ransom of Red Chief at Sunnyvale Theatre: professional Theatre for Young Audiences
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The last date listed for The Ransom of Red Chief at Sunnyvale Theatre was Saturday November 8, 2008 / 11:00am.
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Based on the enduring 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (author of The Secret Garden), this musical adaptation of A Little Princess centers around Sara Crewe, a precocious young girl who's left at the mercy of a cruel headmistress after her father mysteriously disappears while searching for Timbuktu. Though made to work as a servant in a boarding school, Sara finds within herself the heart of a princess in this song-filled adaptation, designed to delight adults and kids alike. The musical was written by Brian Crawley and Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family), and is presented by the Sunnyvale Community Players in a junior production comprised entirely of talented young performers between the ages of eight and 18. Learn More
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“It looked like a good thing...” So begins this uproarious tale of a brilliant scheme gone awry, which captures all the charm and exaggerated comedy of O. Henry’s classic story. Two bungling con men, Bill Driscoll and Sam Porter, in an attempt to quickly garner funds to pull off a land fraud scheme, decide to kidnap a child from
a rural town and demand a large ransom for the child’s return. Their choice of victim, the feisty offspring of a prominent citizen, gives them more than they bargained for! Their “victim”, who assumes the title of “Red Chief”, believes that Bill and Sam’s scheme is actually a camping adventure, and the little captive takes control!
Red Chief christens Bill “Old Hank the Trapper” and renames Sam “Snake-Eye the Spy”. Ready to go into battle at the slightest provocation, Red Chief inflicts terror onto the captors, while they try to communicate their terms to the Dorset family and threaten to send their captive home for acting up! With Red Chief, life goes from bad to worse as the ransom plans undergo unexpected twists and turns! Finally, in response to Bill and Sam’s demands, Red Chief’s family declares that only if the captors pay them $200 will they take the child back! Bill and Sam count out their dollars as they wearily accept defeat at the hands of a nine-year-old, but welcome the opportunity to finally be rid of Red Chief!