October 20th – 22nd - Beauty and the Beast at the Vern Riffe Center – A presentation by the Portsmouth Area Arts Council & Children’s Theatre. This “tale as old as time” tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Call the McKinley Box Office at 740-351-3600 for ticket information.