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'Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing' staged Feb. 24

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An adaptation of Judy Blume's 1972 novel, "Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing," is being performed at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Sheldon Theatre. The play, as adapted by Bruce Mason, is appropriate for children in first- through fifth-grade.

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It is the story of Peter Warren Hatcher, a boy living in New York City. "Fourth-Grade Nothing" was the first of the "fudge books," Sheldon spokesmen said: "Superfudge," "Fudge-A-Mania," and most recently, "Double Fudge," followed it.

In this story, spokesmen said, "Peter's life would be sweet if it weren't for his toddler terror of a brother" -- 2-year-old Farley Drexel Hatcher, whose nickname is Fudge. He hates the sound of his legal name and prefers Fudge for any and all occasions. Little brother gets Peter into trouble several times, "but somehow gets out of it just as easily," officials said.

Also in the play are Sheila Tubman, a girl in Peter's class, and his best friend, Jimmy Fargo.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students. Call (651) 388-8700 or(800)899-5759 or go to www.sheldontheatre.org.

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