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Heidi adaptation puts orphan in Appalachia

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KNOXVILLE—Knoxville Children’s Theatre presents a live stage version of the inspirational classic book, Heidi, through Saturday. KCT’s new adaptation contains all of the comic antics and dramatic episodes of the novel, but all of the action has been transplanted to Tennessee, with the Great Smoky Mountains substituting for the Alps.
Orphaned at the age of 2, Heidi is shuffled from home to home until she eventually ends up in the log cabin of her Grandpa, high up in the Great Smoky Mountains. Gradually, the gruff old hermit warms up to having a child in the cabin and shares with her the glory of the Smokies. It seems Heidi has finally found a home, until her cruel Aunt Deedee arrives to whisk her away to the big city of Nashville.
Deedee is singing backup for “The King,” and Heidi finds herself being the paid companion of a sweet, young invalid girl, Clara Susskind. How Heidi brings everyone back to the mountain is an amazing journey, full of faith, hope, humor and adventure.
Ticket Prices $12; special rates may apply.
For show times or additional information, call, 865-599-5284 or email: tickets@childrenstheatreknoxville.com.