Barnswallow Theatre presenting big, bad wolf’s story in play starting today

Published 3:11 pm Thursday, July 12, 2007

By Staff
CASSOPOLIS – Everyone has listened to the immortal yarn of Little Red Riding Hood and a hungry wolf! But it's rare we get a chance to get the infamous wolf's point of view. Defending his own good intentions, he reveals Red Riding Hood's real nature, rarely shown to the outside world.
Barn Swallow Theatre presents the play "The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood," from the book by Judy Wolfman with music and lyrics by David Reiser and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewod, Colo.
With an abundance of toe-tapping tunes, this side-splitting cuddly tale will show that there are two sides to every story. Over 20 children from four to 14 years old will captivate your attention and heart as they sing and act their way through the delightful adaptation of this children's story.
This play is direct by Aanika Jaggi and is her first as a Barn Swallow director, but she is no newcomer to Barn Swallow's stage having acted in many plays in the past five years. This is her, and Barn Swallow's first, at the Edwardsburg Performing Arts Center.
Aanika played in this show in high school and knew it was the one she wanted to direct. She has proved her excellent ability by skillfully guiding the children through this play. Barn Swallow is fortunate to have young thespians in the play from the entire Michiana community, including South Bend, Vandalia, Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Bristol, Buchanan, Elkhart, Edwardsburg, and Granger.
Performances will be at the Edwardsburg Performing Arts Center, 69410 Section St., Edwardsburg, MI beginning Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, July 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. and concluding Sunday afternoon, July 15 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for children 10 and under and $8 all others and may be purchased at the door. For more information call (574) 298-2473 or (269) 782-0188.