From Rags to Riches: Durham couple spends life entertaining young people

Lou Peters, as Chicken Little, pretends to be hiding from Scurvy Rickets, also his wife, Melody, during last week’s Summer Reading Program at the Selma Library. The couple known as Rags to Riches Theater, entertained local children with their performance of “Stone Soup.” The high-energy program kept the more than 50 children involved.

A high-energy couple from Durham, known professionally as Rags to Riches Theater, had children screaming and into every move the couple made last week in Kenly and Selma libraries.

As part of the Summer Reading Program, Rags to Riches, made up of Lou and Melody Peters, told the story of Stone Soup. But, they did it in such a fashion that children were exposed to make-believe mice, a rabbit, a chicken songs and humor.

As the story moved along, children were asked to engage in traveling music, a clock and other sounds that kept them mentally and vocally involved in the story.

The Peters said they have been entertaining children since they graduated from UNC-Greensboro more than 25 years ago. Both with fine arts degrees.

They do more than 400 appearances each year, mostly throughout North Carolina, at libraries, schools, festivals and other special occasions.

The story revolves around “Scurvy Rickets” going from town to town trying to find food.

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