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Not So Scary Fairy Tales at UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia invites everyone to take an adventure through a magical maze of fantasy and wonder: the "Not So Scary Fairy Tales."

Enter an enchanting land where fairy tales live once more in 12 interactive and unique rooms. Explore the realm of Beowulf, the forest home of the Star Maiden and the pirates' ship from Treasure Island. Find out what's bugging Chicken Little, Geppetto and those crafty Three Little Pigs. Carefully cross the frozen land of the Snow Queen and enter the mine of the Seven Dwarves. And watch out for the Giant lurking around the beanstalk.

The Not So Scary Fairy Tales will run Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29 with group tours beginning at 6:30 p.m. and running through 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 30, tours will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run through 5:30 p.m.

All tours are approximately 25 minutes long, beginning in the lobby with Cinderella's pumpkin carriage and winding through the Richard L. Dangle Theatre. Each fairy tale is complete with costumed characters and dazzling sets.

The Not So Scary Fairy Tales is a community effort designed, costumed and built by children, teens and adults from the communities of West Georgia, along with UWG students. The result is an exciting labyrinth designed for children, their families and the resident dragon.

David Manuel, technical director at the Townsend Center, is the designer and master carpenter. "We have worked hard to make this event accessible, both physically and visually, for all ages," he said. "The maze is carefully designed to accommodate all children, including those who need assistance or may be in a wheelchair."

Each evening will feature a special activity with prizes for the winners at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby. A costume contest will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Horton's Book Store will also be on hand to sell children's books.

Reservations are encouraged so that visitors can obtain the time slots that best suit them.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. To purchase tickets or request special assistance, contact the patron services manager at 678-839-4722. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased on the Townsend Center website.

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