Red Branch Theatre Company, the professional theatre company in residence at Drama Learning Center, will present Bridge to Terabithia. This expressive play, supported by a lyrical score, is directed by Stephanie Lynn Williams. The play focuses on the humor, warmth, and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson's Newbery Award winning novel. In this powerful adaptation, Jesse who is alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginia culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie, the new girl from the city and the ultimate outsider, opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don't understand them. Their friendship grows as Jesse's world expands. When tragedy strikes, the strength gained in Terabithia takes Jesse forward on his own and lets him share the magic of his dreams. This production, starring local children, will feature Red Branch's popular Parents' Night Out PJ Party on Oct. 8, 7-11 pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy their own night out, while the DLC Staff entertains children after a performance of Bridge to Terabithia.