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Coterie unlocks the bridge to ‘Terabithia’

BY JACQUELYN HOERMANN (JHOERMANN@UNEWS.COM), ON FEBRUARY 14TH, 2011
Leslie (Haley Waiff) in Terabithia.Leslie (Haley Waiff) in Terabithia. 

If you want to see some of Kansas City’s most impressive youth thespians, check out the Coterie Theatre’s “Bridge to Terabithia,” showing through Feb. 27.

“Bridge to Terabithia,” a 1977 Newberry award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson, was first adapted to the big screen in 1985 and made a second comeback as a Disney movie in 2007.

“Bridge to Terabithia” tells the story of Jesse, an alienated boy in rural Virginia. A big-city girl, Leslie, gives him a glimpse into a world of imagination, literature and art. Terabithia is an imagined kingdom safe for those who aren’t normally accepted or understood by society.

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