Hampstead Stage Co. returning to Camellia City

Published 2:07 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library will be transformed into Sherwood Forest on Friday as the Hampstead Stage Company returns to the Camellia City.

The travelling theater group has performed at the library each summer since 2013 performing “Alice in Wonderland,” “Hercules and the Heroes” and “The Secret Garden.”

This year, the actors will perform “Robin Hood.”

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The Hampstead Stage Co., based in New Hampshire, tours the country bringing theatrical productions of literary classics to schools and libraries. The company designs its own sets and adapts the source material for all audiences.

The organization’s goal is to educate young audiences and to spread an appreciation of classic literature through theater.

Library Director Kevin Pearcey is thrilled to have the group return to Greenville as part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program.

“The actors and actresses that tour with the Hampstead Stage Company are extremely talented young people and what is so amazing about their work is that they have to perform multiple roles in each play,” Pearcey said. “We are always excited to have them in Greenville.”

The show, which is free to the public, will begin at 2 p.m.