Celebrating its 13th consecutive season, The Children’s Theatre Company of Peekskill will presents Ugly Duckling & Show Way. The Ugly Duckling is a story of transformation and courage under fire, excepting one’s self and and finding the beauty within.

Show Way is written by Award Winning Writer Melody Cooper is a story that teaches the lesson that we all have the strength of our ancestors and friends to draw upon to get us through difficult times. It’s celebrates Black history in the most beautiful and heartwarming way.

This weekend 24 cast members ranging from ages 9 – 17 put on a riveting show that reminded us of the magic of theatre and it’s ability to inspire and transform. NECS uses theatre as a tool for critical thinking, creative express and to instill in children that they too can be a force of positive change in the world.

In the words of one of our audience members:  

“Watching these children on stage during dress rehearsals, reminds me of how they are beautiful, brave and talented. Remembering all those lines is one thing but being able to bring them to life is another! One play is filled with messages of anti bullying and thought provoking quotes. The other play, “Show Way” is a message of black history, of culture and the art of story telling.” — Natelege Wilson

“Two amazing plays. Creativity full of social consciousness! Thank you Ridvan Foxhall!” –Nancy Arocho-Mercado

“The best children with the best children’s theater company and the best best staff team and big hearted leader…” –Faith Clarke