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Yuba River Charter School presents ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

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The seventh-grade class at Yuba River Charter School will present “The Phantom Tollbooth” today, Friday and Saturday.

Based on a novel by Norton Juster, the play is about Milo, who drags his feet home from school to face “another long afternoon.” Once there, he couldn’t help but notice the presence of a large, mysterious box in the center of his room. He opens the package only to find: “One genuine turnpike tollbooth, easily assembled at home, and for use by those who have never traveled in lands beyond.”

“The Phantom Tollbooth” is a vibrant and colorful play, full of wit and fun, according to organizers.

Milo encounters a wide array of uncommon characters as he travels through the Lands Beyond. During these adventures, he is given the challenge of freeing Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason from their imprisonment in the Castle in the Air. Their brothers, Azaz the Unabridged and the Mathemagician, are at odds over which is greater, letters or numbers.

Come follow the adventures of Milo, as the seventh grade from Yuba River Charter School performs “The Phantom Tollbooth” live at Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley. Written by Susan Janus, directed by Ron Charles with live music featuring Valley of Sound.

Performances are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday. Tickets available for $7 at the door or at Yuba River Charter School, 505 Main St. Nevada City. Call 530-265-6060 or 916-261-2251.

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