HAMPDEN, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – “In Finian’s Rainbow, Finian plants gold in the ground in hopes that it will grow into an even bigger fortune. Director Kathleen Delaney, shared more about the junior production of “Finian’s Rainbow JR.”
Theatre Guild of Hampden Presents “Finian’s Rainbow JR”
September 26, 27th, 7PM
September 28th, 2PM
October 3rd & 4th, 7PM
October 5th, 2PM
Thornton Burgess School
Wilbraham Road, Hampden
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and 10 and under.
For more information visit TheatreGuildofHampden.org.
About Finian’s Rainbow JR.
Featuring a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg and music by Burton Lane, Finian’s Rainbow is the story of Irishman Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon, who arrive in the small Southern town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky. Rainbow Valley is special because the owners, Woody Mahoney and his sister, Susan, share the work and the land with an interracial, tight-knit community of sharecroppers. Finian has plans to bury a stolen pot of gold in the mistaken belief it will grow and multiply; he is unaware that he has been followed from Ireland by the owner of the gold, a leprechaun, who is determined to recover his treasure. Further complicating plans is a racist senator who will stop at nothing in order to take the land away from the Rainbow Valley community.