Heineman students will share a spirited girl’s journey in a sassy new take on the classic story of Camelot in this production of Camelot and Camelittle.

Spunky, young Ruth dreams of being a Knight of the Round Table. But King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and her other heroes laugh at her when she demonstrates her valor in a battle with a melodramatic lizard pretending to be a dragon. Humiliated, Ruth sets off to form her own queendom that is bigger and better than Camelot, bringing with her the lizard and a mule that she claims is a unicorn. Soon they are joined by a frog, whom Ruth declares to be an ogre; a skunk, whom she pronounces a wizard (because the skunk makes everyone disappear); and two kids, whom she dubs her bravest knights. On their quest, they meet the enchanting Lady of the Lake, a bumbling Merlin, riddle-loving trolls, a vain unicorn and the evil sorcerers Morgana le Fay and Mordred, who have their own plan to outdo King Arthur.

Directed by Caitlyn Hacker, Camelot and Camelittle will be performed March 17-18 at 6:30 PM and March 19
at 2:00 PM
. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students and can be purchased at the door. All tickets are general seating.

Camelot and Camelittle, written by Stacey Lane, is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing company of Woodstock, Illinois.

Heineman Middle School is located at 725 Dr. John Burkey Drive in Algonquin. For more information, contact the school office at (847) 659-4311.