Saturday, January 26 – 11:00am (Sensory Friendly Performance), 2:00pm, & 7:00pm
Sunday, January 27 – 2:00pm & 4:30pm
January 24 – 25, 29 – 30 at 10:00 & 11:45am
By Mike Kenny
This is a story about a girl and her Nan. The girl’s name is Rapunzel, and she likes painting with every color imaginable, watching the birds fly down to the seashore, and singing her Nan’s old lullaby. But as Rapunzel grows older and older, and her hair grows longer and longer, her curiosity grows bigger and BIGGER as she wonders what lies behind the distant horizon. Join us once upon a time and once upon a place in this re-telling of a classic fairy tale that celebrates life’s little adventures, the magic of growing up, and the strong love of family.
Best enjoyed by ages 4 and up
Best enjoyed by PreK and up
Performed on the LCT Main Stage and on Tour
You’ll like this play if you like stories about: family, fairytales with a twist, growing up, strong female characters
Approximately 45 minutes long
Discover more with Rapunzel’s Family Fun Day before the 2pm show on January 27!
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Things to Know Before You Go
About LCT’s Touring Productions
Rapunzel is one of our touring productions, which means it doesn’t just perform here in Lexington! Our three professional actors travel with this and our production of Apollo: To The Moon from February through early May to schools, libraries, and theatres all over the Commonwealth and beyond!
About your trip to the theatre
Be sure to arrive early to find a place to park – options include metered parking surrounding the theatre and the parking garage on the corner of Broadway and Short Street. LCT unfortunately cannot validate garage parking.
To offset the heat generated by stage lighting, the Main Stage theatre can get pretty cold. It’s a good idea to bring a sweater with you!
It’s also a good idea to bring some cash. You might need to pay for parking, and we will have books and LCT merchandise for sale in the lobby if you want to buy something before or after the show. If you forget your cash, though, no worries! Both the box office and the retail store accept credit and debit cards.
For more on planning your visit to LCT, click here.
Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Rapunzel is very different from the original fairy tale! One of the things we love about this story is that there is no witch; instead, this play tells the story of a girl growing up with her Nan and the tower they build so Rapunzel can see further and further past the horizon.
There are a few sad moments throughout the play when Nan and Rapunzel talk about Rapunzel’s mother, who is absent from both our play and Rapunzel’s life. While the play is lighthearted throughout, it provides an opportunity to explore loss and why even when people are gone, we still hold them close to our hearts.
This play is a great way to spark conversations about growing up and the relationship between a child and their guardian. As Rapunzel grows older, she wants to learn more, explore farther, and journey past the far horizon – but Nan wants to protect Rapunzel and keep her safe and close. It is a fairy tale about daily life and the love families have for one another.
We love this story because it is full of imagination, play, and fun! Throughout the show, we build towers from building blocks, sing songs, skip rope, create birds in flight, and watch Rapunzel’s hair grow right on stage! We love this story because it teaches us that you’re never too old to play pretend and use your imagination, and that no matter what adventures you go on in life, you can always find a way back home.