Ugly Duckling takes Super Saturday stage

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, February 18, 2014

“The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Anderson performed on stage. (photo submitted by Karen Dacey)

“The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Anderson performed on stage. (photo submitted by Karen Dacey)

Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved tale “The Ugly Duckling” will come to life at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross on Super Saturday March 15 as Porkchop Productions takes the stage at 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

In preparation for their adaptation of “The Ugly Duckling,” Porkshop Productions actors traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to do research at the Hans Christian Anderson Museum on the author’s creative process and the history of this much loved tale.

This is the heartwarming story of an ugly duckling trying to find her place in a world that isn’t always kind to those who are “different.”  Their adaptation brings all of the favorite characters (plus a few new ones) to life in a whimsical fairy tale style.

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Big laughs, audience participation and lessons about acceptance and unconditional love highlight this tale about finding true beauty on the inside.

Now in its 23rd year, Porkchop Productions perform throughout the southeast for schools, libraries, youth groups and special events, with the goal of instilling in children a life-long appreciation for the performing arts.

Order forms will go to several elementary schools on Feb. 24, to be returned to the school office by Feb. 28. Also on Feb. 24, order forms will be available for pick-up at area libraries, which can be mailed back in. An order form also will be available online at

A round robin ticket distribution will take place at TFAC March 4, after which the box office will be open Wednesday- Friday March 5-7 and March 12-14 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and on Super Saturday itself beginning at 9 a.m.

For further information, go to or call 828-859-8322, ext. 301.

– article submitted 

by Connie Clark