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Covenant Drama Association Presents Niada

Theater at a Christian college

The Covenant College Drama Association presents Niada, an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Little Mermaid, written and directed by senior Alysha McCullough in partial completion of her senior integration project.


Performances are April 8, 10, 15, and 16, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee on April 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sanderson Hall auditorium.


The play follows the story of a mermaid named Merin who rescues Dorian, a prince, from drowning. Falling in love with him, she dreams of becoming human to be with him. Thinking her father will not understand, she secretly goes to her Aunt Istre, a sea witch. Istre agrees to help Merin but warns her that what she wants comes with a price: Merin will be cut off from her family, endure extreme pain in the transformation, and remain without her voice. If in becoming a human Merin does not capture the heart of the prince and become his bride, she will die. Merin agrees to Istre's conditions. She becomes human and is found by Dorian and his older brother Kade. Her relationship with these two brothers unfolds throughout the rest of the play as Dorian's family pressures him to marry someone else. Will he choose Merin? Will she find her true love?


Tickets will be sold at the door for $3 for students and $5 for adults. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 916.642.3430.