Carolyn is in PICT Classic Theatre adaptation of Oliver Twist (opened Sat night, runs through Dec 19).

[Artistic Director Alan] Stanford had no worries about casting a production that features a youngster in the lead and title role as well as additional kids to play members of Fagin’s gang of pickpockets. “There are some amazing kids in this town. They work so hard and are so focused,” he says. Will Sendera, a sixth-grader at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, will make his Pict debut as Oliver,…


My Kids Loved Narnia but Were Unimpressed by Turkish Delight

American kids today would have little idea how Britain’s wartime rationing may have prepared Edmund to sell out for Turkish Delight. Turkish Delight, or lokum, is a popular dessert sweet throughout Europe, especially in Greece, the Balkans, and of course Turkey. But most Americans, if they have any association with the treat at all, know it only as the food for which Edmund Pevensie sells out his family in the…