Peninsula Youth Theatre launched its annual Theatre in the Park series last week, with free performances scheduled Friday nights through Aug. 16 in downtown Mountain View.
The 45-minute long plays are slated 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ outdoor ParkStage (adjacent to Pioneer Park).
The remaining schedule follows.
• “The Stories of Beatrix Potter,” Friday, Peter Rabbit and his friends Jemima Puddleduck and Mrs. Tiggywinkle get themselves in and out of trouble.
• “Princess Who,” July 12. A young girl wakes in the forest and can’t remember anything. Can Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and the three bears, Hansel and Gretel and the rest of the fairy-tale world help her find her way?
• “Pocahontas,” July 19. Young princess Pocahontas enjoys playing tricks and games, but she grows into a hero.
• “The Golden Goose,” July 26. Simple but kindhearted Frederick heads for the castle with his golden goose. Along the way, he’s a magnet for the greedy, who grab the enchanted goose and can’t let go.
• “The Little Mermaid,” Aug. 2. Living under the sea isn’t enough for the Little Mermaid, who longs to live on land.
• “The Fabulous Fable Factory,” Aug. 9. A youngster trips over a lever on an old machine, causing wonderful things to happen.
• “Princess Wanted,” Aug. 16. A wealthy prince decides it’s time to marry, despite the fact that he doesn’t know any princesses he’d like to wed. His search for a princess takes him to some unexpected places.
For more information, visit mvcpa.com.