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Groton Family Featured in ‘Matilda’ At The Cannon Theatre

Rob Rains second from right in a scene from ‘Matilda.’

 

Michael Rains [right] plays the role of Bruce, and he is proudly supported by his father Rob Rains, portraying both the Doctor and Sergei.

 

The Rains family of Groton is featured prominently in the production of “Matilda, The Musical” based on the book by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and directed by Shawn Cannon. Michael Rains plays the role of Bruce, and he is supported by his father Rob Rains, who ably portrays both the Doctor and Sergei. In a family- friendly production of a story that centers around a less-than- functional family, the Rainses demonstrate how important the support and teamwork of real-life family truly is. Rob’s daughter Katie and Michael also appeared in the theater’s production of ‘Cheaper by the Dozen.’
     Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly— and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.
     Show dates are: January 24, 25, 31, February 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm. Matinees on Saturday, February 1 and 8 at 2:00 pm. Please note that most of the dates are sold out, please check for availability.
     Tickets are available at www. thecannontheatre.org: Adults $25, Students/Seniors $20.
     The Cannon Theatre is a delightfully intimate nonprofit community theater located in the old mill building (410 Great
Road) in heart of Littleton, MA. Join them in celebrating the rest of their 10th Anniversary season of great live theater, including productions of The Glass Menagerie, Willy Wonka, and a 10-Minute Play Festival
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