“Winnie-the-Pooh” will be warming crowds at California State University, Stanislaus’s Mainstage Theatre this weekend, as crowds will be sure to feel a rumbling in their tummy from laughter and delight.
CSU Stanislaus students will perform the play, based on the original work by author A.A. Milne and dramatized by Kristin Sergel. The children’s production will tell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh, the “fat little bear of very little brain” who belongs to boy Christopher Robin.
While Winnie-the-Pooh would be content to hum along and gulp down honey all day, his animal friends are constantly dragging him into adventures. Together, Eeyore the dismal donkey, Piglet the pink little pig, and Rabbit the responsible role model push Pooh into situation after situation. Along with good intentions, Pooh always has honey and condensed milk on the brain, which ends up getting him in trouble.
In CSU Stanislaus’s performance this weekend, Piglet gets roped into Kanga's house and she starts bathing him and forcing down spoonfuls of medicine. Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he's had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door instead.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets, available online at www.csustan.edu/soa/theatretickets.html, are $5 general admission, $3 for students, seniors, children under 12, and CSU faculty and staff. Free parking will be available in Lot 2 nearest the theatre.