Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Players prep ‘The Name of the Gnome Is…’

Photo Provided by Bob Parsons Area children rehearse for the Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Players production of “The Name of the Gnome Is...” in Marietta. The show is being presented Friday-Sunday at Players Theatre in Marietta.

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Players 2018 will present “The Name of the Gnome Is…” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. at Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St.

The Marietta production is a musical adaptation of the poor miller’s daughter who is forced to spin straw into gold.

Impossible, of course, … or is it? A conniving little gnome helps her with the task, but at such a price! She enlists help from the entire kingdom to learn the gnome’s name in an effort to save her child.

The book and lyrics are by Kay Davis Doak, with music by Wendy and Annie O’Brien.