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T.O.Y.S. to present the Pied Piper


Clarksville, TN – “The Pied Piper (by Shubert Fendrich and Patrick Rainville) is the eighth offering from the Theatre Organization for Youth by Students (T.O.Y.S.).

The play begins in the small village of Hamelin that has been beleaguered by a rat infestation.  Their benches are dilapidated; their children are running scared, and even worse:  their apple harvest is threatened.  At this time the Pied Piper and his servant Gertrude arrive at the village in search of fame and fortune. 

When the Piper sees his opportunity, he quickly offers the services of his father’s magical pipe to rid the town of its rat problem. Mayor Hoffman accepts the Piper’s offer and, believing that such a feat could never be accomplished, he doesn’t even set a price.  However, when the Piper completes the task and names the fee, the village’s real problems begin.

The show is rich with audience participation and the story espouses the values of quality leadership, friendship, and the merits of helping others.

The show will be travelling to Tile One Learning Center North on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 6:00pm and will be at the Clarksville Public Library on Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 5:00pm.

A craft activity will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the show at each location and admission is completely free!

The approximate running time of the play is 30-40 minutes.

For any questions visit us at our website at or e-mail .


  • Bruno:  Chad Stem
  • Gretchen:  Andrea Coleman
  • Veronika:  Leslie North
  • Mayor:  Zack McElroy
  • Piper:  Humberto Figueroa
  • Gertrude:  Colleen Darling


  • Director:  Edd Garcia
  • Stage Manager:  Jessica Peters
  • Scenic Designer and Properties:  Elizabeth Hadden
  • Technical Director:  Ben McCormack
  • Costume Designer:  Virginia Torres
  • Asst. Costume Designer:  Yancy Garcia-Collado
  • Touring Manager:  Ricky Steven Young


About T.O.Y.S.

T.O.Y.S. is a Youth Theatre Group based on Austin Peay’s Campus in Clarksville, TN. The Organization is dedicated to spreading Theatre for Young Audiences throughout their community and desires to grant students opportunities to hone both their technical and performance skills. T.O.Y.S. was founded in the summer of 2008 and (including Little Red and the Hoods) has put on seven shows so far!


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