GROTON -- The townsfolk of Hamelin are up to their ears in rats! A mysterious, melodic stranger makes a deal to rid the town of these rodents -- for a fee. But when the mayor doesn't keep his end of the bargain, disaster ensues and the town soon realizes it's time to pay the Piper.

March on over to the Richardson Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy for the 3Rivers Arts Junior Company Production of "The Pied Piper," for three shows only, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and kids younger than 12. Tickets also available at the door night of performance. For information go to or call 978-448-3001.

Established in 1974, 3Rivers Arts is a regional arts organization inspiring and connecting individuals through the power of the arts.