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"The Wind and the Willows" By Kenneth Grahame Adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny

  • Alcott Arts Center 180 South 18th Street Kansas City, KS, 66102 United States (map)

This is the classic tale of the "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame Adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny
Produced by special arrangement with
Plays For Young Audiences
Directed by Katya Mason
Co-Directed by Mark "Antony" Fletcher
July 27,28,29 7pm $10 adults/$6 children. 
Come join us  and take this magical journey with Toad, Mole, Ratty, Badger and all the woodland creatures on the River Bank. 
It will be an adventure you are sure to remember. This youth production with a few adults helping along the way.

This tale will be Narrated by Mark "Antony" Fletcher.
Dakota Campbell: Mole, Driver
Maggie Martinez: Ratty, Washer Women
Layla Friend: Toad, Hedge Hog #2
Mariah McQueen: Badger, Hedge Hog #1, Bargee
Ella Cole: Otter, Clerk
Calliope Cole: Portly
Finnley Jefferson Smith Morris: Rabbit, Judge & Guard
Mark "Antony" Fletcher: Narrator, Weasel, Chief Weasel
Joselyn Carolus – Gaoler's Daughter, Horse
Jasper H.B: Stage Manager

Katya Mason has shared her love of theater with the Alcott Arts Center since the performance Beyond the Box.  She has also performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Loves Labours Lost, Dracula the Final Countdown, and directed Hansel and Gretel.  Katya works in Montessori education with preschool age children and introduces nature adventures, yoga, creative movement, dramatic storytelling and creating our own play.

Mark 'Antony' Fletcher has assisted in the production of High School amateur theatre and is a costume character actor. Check out his Facebook page 'Forgery of Faces'. Antony's ability to write fiction, non-fiction and poetry has been recognized by the English Honor Society and became a member in 2017. Antony studied History, English and Education at Park University graduating with a B.Sc Interdisciplinary Studies.Hons. A native of The UK, Antony now lives in Riverside Missouri with his Wife Robin, his day job is in Special Education. Antony can be reached at

Jasper H.B. is something of a "passionate hobbyist", this is his second showing at The Alcott. He has also done technical work for The Wiz at The Barn Players as well as played a role for The Kansas City Renaissance Festival.


Joselyn Carolus been performing and helping out at Alcott for a few years now.  I've always enjoyed it so much.  I want to thank Katya and the Alcott for giving me yet another opportunity to be part of another production. Its been fun.


My name is Dakota Campbell and I've been acting at Alcott Arts Center for 5 years and it's a joy to be here every year.


Maggie Martinez plays Ratty.  She is a 7th grader and just turned 12 years old.  She loves being dramatic and so theater is best for her.


Layla Friend is a 7th grader at Fort Osage middle school. Her hobbies include singing, playing piano, writing, and reading. Before Wind in the Willows, she performed in six CYT productions.


Mariah McQueen is in 7th grade at Fort Osage middle school. She enjoys drawing, writing, reading, and spending time with her friends and siblings.


Ella Cole is going into fifth grade at Rhein Benninghoven Elementary. She has studied all types of dance at Byrd’s Dance & Gymnastics since she was 3, but her true passion is art. She loves attending art classes at the Alcott. She is also looking forward to playing the violin in the school orchestra this year. El-Boogie loves cats, foxes, and otters! 

Calliope Cole just finished the school year as a sighted peer at Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired. She is excited to start preschool at Benninghoven with her big sister in a few weeks. She loves the stage and stole the show at the Lied Center during her first show for Byrd’s Dance & Gymnastics. Opie Sioux is scared of ladybugs, but loves Pennywise the clown! 


Finnley is a student at Noble Prentis Elementary School and will be starting 2nd grade in the fall. This is his second production at The Alcott Arts Center and was seen previously as the Changeling Boy in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He enjoys happy music and art.