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The Sword in the Stone

Posted on Nov 22, 11 in Featured News, Season, TLP News

Join us in experiencing the magic of live theater this spring!

Timber Lake Playhouse presents

Adapted from the novel by T. H. White.

TLP gives you the unique page-to-stage experience with this story that makes up the first part of White’s tales of King Arthur he collected in his series of books, The Once And Future King. The source material has inspired countless other books, films, plays, television production and two Broadway musicals over the last 75 years.

With enough magic and fantasy to easily introduce kindergarten and early elementary students to a classic tale and enough serious themes to keep middle school students engaged, The Sword in the Stone is an ideal choice for a broad age range. It is also a great way to integrate the creative arts into a standard curriculum, by expanding a classic novel into the visual and performing arts.

There will be twelve performances of The Sword in the Stone starting

Tuesday, May 8 and running through Friday, May 11, 2012.

Show times are 9:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Performances will be 45 minutes to one hour long.

Admission is $5.00 per person with one free adult ticket for every ten paid students.

DOWNLOAD the Ticket Order Form and follow the instructions provided to make your group reservations.

Send in the form to make your reservation by Email:, Fax: 815-244-2047 or Mail to Timber Lake Playhouse, PO Box 29, Mount Carroll, IL 61053.

Download the THE SWORD IN THE STONE PREVIEW GUIDE for fun facts and activities to participate in prior to the show. 

Want to make the most of your trip? Just down the street from the Playhouse is the Oakville Complex that operates through the Carroll County Historical Society. Your organization could have a fun-filled day with a trip to the play, followed by a flashback into life in the late 1800’s that includes a tour of an old schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, 2 log cabins and a beautiful greenery.

Guided educational tours cost $2.50 per student, $3 for adults and include a fun activity like making butter or rope. Call 815-493-2337 to make your reservation.