The first production by Victorian Ventures in Youth Theatre opens on Friday.
The company was started by Victorian Players to focus on involving and training youth in the theater arts.
It will debut with "The Princess Who Had No Name." Brian D. Taylor's play is a fractured fairy tale where all of the familiar fairy tale characters come together in one story and cross paths. A princess who has lost her memory is on a search for her true identity. In the process she encounters Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks, Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, the Three Bears, Cinderella, Rapunzel and other assorted princes, witches and fairy godmothers.
Adult actors augment the cast and work along side the younger actors.
Marlene Menaldi Strollo. directs a cast that includes: Arianna Caffie, Teresa Evans, Allyson Frederick, Kory Frederick, C. Richard Haldi, Tom Hathhorn, Aundrea Heschmeyer, D'Ella Heschmeyer, Millie Heschmeyer, Sophie Heschmeyer, Chloe Housteau, Marisa Keshock, Sam Luptak Jr., Anthony Marsilio, Dillon McBee, Linda McGrath, Abigail Planey, Hannah Planey, Kara Planey, Regina Reynolds, Mike Shobel, Sarah Sobota, Jessica Stellars and Jerrica Walker.
"The Princess Who Had No Name" will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and can be reserved by calling 330-746-5455.