Hickory – The young actors of the RugBug Theatre@HCT will begin performances of their latest adventure, Clever, Clever Katia on Thursday, August 8 at 2:30pm. Performances continue through Saturday, August 17.

The play is based on a Latino folk tale. A young girl meets a bear in the forest who turns out to be an enchanted boy. To free him from the spell Katia must face the evil Bruha.

RugBug Theatre plays are perfect for young children, ages three to 10. The plays run less than an hour and there’s an intermission half way through.

Performances of Clever, Clever Katia are Thursdays at 2:30pm, Fridays at 11:30am and Saturdays at 2:30pm, August 8-17 in the Council Chamber Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org for more information.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress. The RugBug Theatre is produced by The Beaver Family Foundation, The Rotary Club of Hickory, Catawba Pediatric Associates, P.A. and Commscope.

PHOTO: Young actors (Back Row: Luke Paruch, Kenna Walton and Deeya Majeed; front Row: Quinn Walton, Madeleine Echerd, Rian Rogers, Ben Pedicino) perform in Clever, Clever Katia at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances begin on Thursday, August 8. Photo by Rochelle Walton.