Winnie the Pooh performance is this weekend

MAQUOKETA — The Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, will present "Winnie the Pooh, Dramatized by Kristen Sergel from the stories of A.A. Milne" at 2 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 14.

Winnie the Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little "bear of very little brain" who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga's household and Kanga starts bathing him (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he's had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door. A.A. Milne's wit and special understanding of young people make this one of the most successful plays available.

The cast includes:

- Christopher Robin – Brady Hahn

- Winnie the Pooh – Carolyn Schaefer

- Piglet – Becky Claus

- Owl – Morgan Richards

- Eeyore – Ryland Richards

- Kanga – Robyn Lane

- Roo – Emma Haan

- Rabbit – Christy Stankee

- Voice – Dawn Hall

- Rabbits – Lindsay Hute, Aiden Claus, Ava Hoerschelman and Autumn Hoerschelman

- Skunks – Lily Claus and Tate Claus

- Squirrels – Donavan Cook and Renee Cook

The show is directed by Ohnward Fine Arts Center Executive Director Richard Hall, with Dawn Hall as assistant director.

Tickets in advance are adults, $10 and students, $7. Tickets at the door will be adults, $13 and students, $10.

A raffle basket of a large stuffed Pooh Bear, and Eeyore plus other Winnie the Pooh items will be raffled off at the show.

Tickets can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center at (563) 652-9815 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; Osterhaus Pharmacy and the Maquoketa State Bank Main Office; Anderson Pharmacy in Preston; and the Bellevue Pharmacy in Bellevue.

Tickets also are available online at www.ohnwardfineartscenter.com.