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Widener's FreshBaked Theatre Company to Present a Musical Journey to the Land of the Incas

Widener University’s FreshBaked Theatre Company will present The Lake at the End of the World, a musical for young audiences, on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in Widener’s Alumni Auditorium on Main Campus in Chester, Pa. The musical is for ages 5 and up and has a running time of 45 minutes.freshbaked theatre photo

The FreshBaked Theatre Company will also hold special performances Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in Alumni Auditorium for local schools and homeschooling groups. Reservations for these performances are required and can be made by e-mailing Director Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale at

Admission to all shows is by free will cash donation, with all funds benefiting the Bernardine Center Food Pantry in Chester. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

Drawn from an ancient Inca folktale, this musical shows how a young girl, filled with truth and courage, can bring healing and hope to her people. The tale is energized by Nancy Rosenberg’s music, which also showcases the Inca culture.

Since 2001, the FreshBaked Theatre Company has promoted Widener’s mission of civic engagement with quality drama for children and their families in the greater Chester area. The ensemble strives to produce thought-provoking productions that challenge both young and adult audience members. “Our mission is to present inventive drama for young minds and the people who nurture them,” said Cocchiarale.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve approximately 6,500 students. Visit the university's website,, for more information.