Date(s) - Oct/06 - Feb/10
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

New Era Creative Space (NECS)

CTC Peekskill in it’s 13th Season presents: The Ugly Duckling and Show Way

The Ugly Duckling is based on Original Story by Hans Christian Andersen. Adaptation by Mehr Mansuri and Jill Bolstridge.

The Ugly Duckling is a story of a plain-looking little bird (the Ugly Duckling) born in a barnyard. He is teased by the other ducklings and farm animals for being plain and ugly. As a result he runs away to live with a flock of wild ducks and geese, then with a cat and hen, but doesn’t feel welcome there either and wonders on till he eventually finds a flock of Swans who accept him. The Ugly Duckling is a story of transformation and courage under fire. The story teaches us to accept one another and to accept ourselves, and not other people’s perceptions of us.

SHOW WAY by Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, Documentary film director/producer Melody Cooper.

SHOW WAY, is about an 11-year old girl named Toshi Georgiana who has an important school project due in which she is to present a family heirloom and explain its history and importance. Problem is Toshi loses the beloved family heirloom just days before the project is due. As she searches for it, she is led by generations of women who came before her, from slaves who secretly sewed quilts to SHOW the WAY to freedom to civil rights marchers. Along the way, when Toshi loses hope of ever finding the heirloom, her friends offer to let her borrow their family heirlooms for the project. The play has a multi-cultural cast of actors and teaches the lesson that we all have the strength of our ancestors and friends to draw upon to get us through difficult times.

Starts Oct  6 – Jan 2019
Saturdays, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – Both Cast
Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Show Way Cast only

February 8, 9 & 10 – visit for more info

Cost: $350
Scholarship available for Peekskill families in need. Email to apply or call 914-930-1777 to schedule and appointment.

LIMITED spaces left for NEW cast members. Please fill out form to register. $50 registration fees required to save your space. If you are applying for a scholarship, contact us immediately to save your spot. New cast members are required contact us to learn more before registering. Call 914-930-1777 to schedule an interview or email

Drama, Dance, Music and Character Education all rolled up into an Award winning Children’s Theatre Company program dedicated to “Building Character on Stage.”

About CTC
The children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is a non- profit organization dedicated to introducing children and youth to the incomparable magic of theatre. CTC is committed to developing in each child a keen sense of citizenship alongside their artistic achievements. CTC Peekskill has been in operation since 2006 and have been written up in various newspapers including the New York Times.  Email with questions.



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