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OVST to perform the musical 'The King and I' starting June 19


Ohio Valley Summer Theater will perform Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I," June 19-22, 26-29 and July 3, 5-6, at the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater in Ohio University's Kantner Hall.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.  

It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives.

The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, "The Small House of Uncle Thomas," is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.

The Ohio Valley Summer Theater is a non-profit organization celebrating its 63rd season. OVST is collaboration between the Southeastern Ohio community and Ohio University. Its mission is to provide sustainable, educational, and independent community theater and to deliver high quality and diverse theatrical experiences appreciated by a widening volunteer base and a growing regional audience.

For ticket information, visit http://nightwiththeking.bpt.me/.