YWCA announces winter 2011 'Snow White' pantomime

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk announces its 2011 pantomime performance, "Snow White."
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk announces its 2011 pantomime performance, “Snow White.”Contributed Photo

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk announces its 2011 pantomime performance, "Snow White."

This production will be performed by the British Amateur Theater Group of Darien and sponsored by the YWCA Darien/Norwalk International Club. The upcoming performances will be held at Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road on Saturday, Feb. 5 and Sunday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. This story is a delight for children of all ages with more than a few surprises in store.

This popular event has become a tradition for many local families. "Snow White" will be performed in British pantomime style which involves theatrical story telling, jokes, music and sheer slapstick humor -- despite the "pantomime" moniker, this far from a silent performance. This year's production tells the tale of Snow White and her seven dwarfs. Adults and children alike will enjoy booing the wicked stepmother as she plots Snow White's demise and laughing at the antics of the seven dwarfs. A happy ending is assured with lots of laughs for everyone along the way. Young attendees are encouraged to wear their Snow White costumes to join in the fun of this production.

"We love to share the fun and tradition of pantomime with our American friends. Pantomime is a lively telling of a fairy tale where audience participation is encouraged and enjoyed by adults and children alike," Catherine Highton, past co-chairman of the YWCA International Club, said. "The show also provides us with a great opportunity to raise funds for the YWCA's community outreach programs."

Tickets are $10 for advance bookings; advance tickets are now available at the YWCA office, 49 Old Kings Hwy. N., Darien or online at www.ywcadariennorwalk.org. Children under 2 can sit on laps for free. Tickets at the door are $12 each; the community is encouraged to purchase tickets at the YWCA in advance of the show.