“Tuck Everlasting” is on stage Nov. 11-18 at Stage Left Productions, in the Bell Mar Plaza at 11340 W. Bell Road Suite 105, next door to Hurricane Grill and Wings. The play is directed by youth artistic director Amber Ryan. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets are $15 reserved seating and may be purchased online at www.stageleftaz.com or at the box office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays or by call 623-285-6321. The box office also opens an hour prior to a performance.
Based on the book by Natalie Babbitt, “Tuck Everlasting” follows 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by the rules imposed by her straight-laced family, runs away and discovers the Tucks who had accidentally stumbled upon a spring long ago that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but then a stranger in a yellow suit arrives at their door with intentions to steal the immortal water for himself.
Ultimately, Winnie must choose whether to drink the immortal water and join them in an everlasting adventure — or live on in a natural way, living a life full of the ordinary beauty of growth and change.
The cast features experienced young actors and new ones. Playing Winne Foster is Kate Donick, who has performed in few youth productions at Stage Left Productions including “Little Women,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Superheroes” which earned her an AriZoni Nomination.
Playing the father Angus Tuck is Aleksander Vasilev, who has also performed in many shows including “Alice in Wonderland” as the Mad Hatter which earned him an AriZoni Nomination for actor in a leading role.