Courtesy of Prescott Park Arts Festival Facebook page

Aug 6, 2016 11:53 AM

The Little Mermaid lost more than her voice in Portsmouth; wheel stolen, community helps

PORTSMOUTH — Community businesses came together after someone stole a prop from one of the Prescott Park shows.

The Disney production, The Little Mermaid, is scheduled to go on most weekends, Thursday-Sunday, from July 24 through Aug 21 in the park.

This past week someone stole a wheel to the ship that is vital to the quality of the production.

The production had originally loaned the wheel prop from the UNH Theatre Department.

Pickwick Mercantile shop loaned the production a ship wheel, as well as seven other individuals from the community when they heard of the theft.

One individual even pulled her wheel from a consignment shop to donate to the festival, according to the festival president, Ben Anderson.

Anderson has offered to accept its return, or any information, without any questions asked.

The show is a family-friendly event, and can be seen Thursday and Sunday's at 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday's at 8 p.m.

The Little Mermaid production features more than 50 area actors, including more than 20 kids, the youngest being 9-years-old.

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