Everyone needs a night out. Take a twist on the old “dinner and a movie” theme with “Dinner and RLC Theatre: Beauty and the Beast,” on Thursday, March 2.
Join the Rend Lake College Institute for Learning in Retirement for a delicious dinner at Rend Lake Resort, followed by an evening of enchantment with the RLC Theatre’s 2006 Spring Musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” This classical musical brings to life the beloved “tale as old as time” with a burst of theatrical magic.
And why not let us pick you up? The RLC bus will be at Green Tree Catered Living in Mt. Vernon at 4:15 p.m. that day, and will stop to pick up more passengers at Rend Lake College at 4:45 p.m. before heading over to Rend Lake Resort. After the play, the RLC bus will return passengers to Mt. Vernon.
Based on the classic French fairy tale and the well-known Disney animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston, and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and is captured by the forbidding Beast – a once-handsome prince turned into a monster by a witch – Belle goes off to rescue him.
Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle’s father if she agrees to stay with him forever. Initially repulsed, Belle soon finds much to appreciate in the Beast’s hidden, tender nature. The Beast’s servants – a clock, a teapot, and a candlestick – see Belle as their salvation: if the Beast and a woman fall in love before his 21st birthday, he will be free from the curse. But that will never happen if Gaston has anything to say about it.