Register Now For the Montford Moppets Summer Program

Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is pleased to open up registrations for its popular summer program, The Montford Moppets.

The 2017 Moppets will be taught by regular actors and directors at Montford Park Players, Jeff Catanese and Ashleigh Goff. Last year The Moppets performed some of Shakespeare’s most-beloved scenes, with modern translations by the tweens and teens themselves. This year they’ll perform a shortened version of The Bard’s foreboding tales Macbeth.

The final presentation of the show will go up before Montford’s premiere of the classic Peter Pan on Aug. 11-13. Ms. Goff says of this year’s camp, “Every time these kids come together, they surprise me with how deeply they delve into the work of Shakespeare. They’ve been clamoring to do Macbeth for a few years now, so those returning students will be psyched.”

Mr. Catanese added, “The audiences who witness how a group of kids can grasp and perform such complex subject matter are in awe. The kids who join The Moppets really come to work. But we have a lot of fun at the same time.”

Registration for The Montford Moppets can be done online by going to and is open to any kids aged from 9 to 17. The number of students who can participate is limited, so Montford Park Players urges parents to take advantage of the “Early Bird Special” rate before June 1.

If there are other questions, parents can reach out to Montford Park Players’ Education Director Cary Nichols at, or call 828-254-5146. Deadline for registration is July 24.

About Shelby Harrell

Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.