Express Children's Theatre performs year-round in its 90-seat theater in Northwest Mall, and in other venues, but it also presents a special summer Children's Hilltop Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, with a new play being performed at 11 a.m each day for four days in a row ending July 26. The plays cover a wide range of topics, from The Ransom of Red Chief, O. Henry's classic story of a kidnapping turned inside out, to Legends of Wind and Fire, a bilingual retelling of classic Argentinean and Brazilian fables.
Patricia Silver, executive director of Express Theatre, says: ''The plays are all colorful, entertaining and educational — why not see them all?''
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11 a.m daily. (Legends of Wind and Fire is July 25, and The Ransom of Red Chief is July 26.) Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713‑682-5044 or visit expresstheatre.com. Free.
Thu., July 25, 11 a.m.; Fri., July 26, 11 a.m., 2013