Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Rainbow Company presents ‘Sylvester and the Magic Pebble’

Children of all ages are invited to the first Virginia Trails summer reading special event on Saturday, June 16. Rainbow Company, an interactive theater group that performs regularly in the Washington, D.C., area, will present Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, based on William Steig’s book by that title.

Children will be chosen from the audience to perform “on stage” with the actors as they present this favorite tale. The company, which is a member of The Fairfax County Arts Council Creative Arts Programs, has appeared at the U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senate’s child care centers, the National Theater, and schools and libraries throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The June 16 performances are: 10:30 a.m. at the John Marshall Library; 1 p.m. at the Bealeton Library; and 3:30 p.m. at the John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton.

The library is presenting two eight-week summer reading programs this year — one for children and one for teens. Weekly programs and special events, many of which the whole family can enjoy, begin June 16 and continue through Aug. 11. All programs, which are sponsored by The Friends of the Fauquier Library, are free.