Prince Caspian

‘Prince Caspian’ on stage

The Hampstead Stage Company will present a special adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic ‘Prince Caspian’ on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Rockport Public Library. The show is geared for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade.

In this the second installment of the Narnia series, the four siblings’Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan’are pulled back into the land of Narnia, where 1,000 years have passed since their last visit. The children join the colorful creatures of Narnia in combating an evil villain who prevents the rightful Prince Caspian from ruling the land. Through this story, students are encouraged to stand up for what is right and to help those around them.

In declaring November as Family Literacy Month, Gov. Deval Patrick called on libraries to ‘provide families with opportunities for family literacy and reading activities that encourage families to read with their children and use public libraries.’ The Prince Caspian performance offers families the opportunity to share the classic story by reading the book together and attending the dramatic performance.

The Hampstead Stage Company is one of the largest national educational touring companies, presenting more than 2,000 shows a year. Shows are performed by two actors, each playing several roles, and include some children from the audience. The script is based directly on the book. The play lasts one hour, with a question and answer session after the performance.