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Mudlark Children’s Theater will present “The Nutcracker,” adapted from the novel by E.T.A. Hoffman, Dec. 10-13 and 17-20 at the Noyes Street Theater in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Christina Lepri and Krista D’Agostino direct this play in which Marie, the Nutcracker and their toy allies battle the evil Mouse Queen.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets, available at mudlarktheater.org, are $12/adults and $10 for students and children. Donations to the Mudlark holiday party, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in Room 106 of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, are $30/adult and $20/child and include a ticket to that evening’s performance.