Local play to be performed at Ohio festival

“Princess K.I.M. The Musical,” based on the children’s books by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, of Amherst, has been chosen as one of the top five plays in the 2012 Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival at the Caryl Crane Children’s Theater in Huron, Ohio.

Princess K.I.M. The Musical” will be performed at the festival April 29 at 2 p.m. One of the five plays will be chosen have a full production in late 2012 or 2013. For the festival, 178 plays were submitted.

“Princess K.I.M. The Musical” is a humorous, upbeat play based on Cocca-Leffler’s best-selling children’s books about how a teeny tiny lie becomes a gigantic problem.

Coping with the loss of her mother, and to fit into her new school, Kim tells her classmates that she is a princess and her grandmother, a queen. Kim then goes comically overboard in her lessons learned about truth and lies, but in the end finally finds the courage to stand tall and be herself. www.PrincessKimTheMusical.com.

“Princess K.I.M. The Musical” was created with co-adapter Toby Tarnow, of Hollis; lyrics by Andrew Cass, of Milford; and music by Andrew Cass and Premik Russel Tubbs, of New York City.

Read about the 2011 Festival at www.firelands.bgsu.edu/arts/ccct/page90684.html.