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3pm Sunday, August 14, 2022
West Canada Pavilion, Trenton Town Park
Fish Hatchery Rd. Barneveld



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Sunday, August 14th Unity Hall and the Barneveld Free Library  present Auburn’s REV Theatre in a performance of The Fisherman And His Wife.  The performance starts at 3pm at the West Canada Pavilion at the Trenton Town Park on Fish Hatchery Rd. in in Barneveld.  This special free outdoor children’s performance will also include an ice cream social immediately following the show.  The program is made possible thanks to generous support from Stewart’s Holiday Match Program.  The performance is free, but registration is required. 


Jan Corn head of Unity Hall’s Program Committee says this will be the fourth time the REV Theatre (formerly the Merry-Go-Round Theater) has performed for Unity Hall in conjunction with The Barneveld Free Library.  It is a wonderful opportunity for young children to see live theatre. We thank Stewart’s Holiday Match Program for making this free performance possible.


The REV performance is based on the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale of the same title. A fisherman and his wife, Isabel, live in a small hut by the sea. They have everything they need and enjoy a simple, happy life. When a magical flounder turns up and starts granting wishes, Isabel is quickly consumed by greed, wishing her way through stints as queen, empress, and finally, ruler of the universe! The fisherman, wanting only for Isabel to be happy, spends all of his wishes on her whimsical desires. When the flounder finally asks him what he wants, the fisherman replies “...for Isabel to be happy with her life, no matter what it takes.” He returns home to find Isabel beaming at the door of their old humble hut. Both she and the fisherman learned that getting everything we want is not nearly as important as appreciating everythingwe have.


The REV Theatre is one of the largest professional touring companies for children in the United States. Based in Auburn, NY this troupe provides one of the preeminent theatre education programs in North America. The Unity Hall performance is part of their professional summer tour.


The performance of The Fisherman And His Wife will be held on Sunday, August 14 at 3pm at the Trenton Town Park, 8659 Fish Hatchery Road, Barneveld.  Admission is free, but reservations are necessary and can be made via the form above.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A free ice cream social will follow the performance.

This free program is made possible by Member Support and these community minded sponsors


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