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FreshBaked Theatre Company Presents a Musical Fairytale

Red Riding Hood

On Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm and Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 pm, Widener University’s FreshBaked Theatre Company will present Red Riding Hood. Matinees for local schools and homeschool students take place Friday, April 21 at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 am; reservations are required. Suggested donation of $2 per person benefits food pantries in Chester. This musical adaptation of the classic fairytale is by award-winning British playwright Mike Kenny, with music and songs from Julian Butler. It is a magical treat for children aged 5+ and families. Running time is 60 minutes.

Join us at a sleepover at grandmother’s house! Sister and brother Bridget and Stephen are having trouble falling asleep. To pass the time, they begin acting out their favorite fairytale using things they find around the room, including old clothes from a mysterious wardrobe. Before they know it, they are transported into their own world of make-believe, as the line between what is real and what is imagined blurs. Tag along on this imaginative journey through the deep dark woods, as these two siblings take on the roles of Red Riding Hood, Grandma, the Woodman and, of course, the Wolf! This one-hour musical adaptation of Red Riding Hood uses a small cast of energetic actors to take you on a wondrous and charming adventure that explores the relationship between siblings, imaginative story-telling, past and present, and the power of play.

Red Riding Hood features Widener University students Ariel Diehl, Jenna Muir, Kirk Reichart, and Alex Ross. It is directed by Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale with technical direction by Daniel Castagna. The play is produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Since 2001, Widener University has produced quality drama for children and families in the greater Chester area. For more information, please contact director Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale at ljcocchiarale@widener.edu or visit FreshBaked Theatre Co. on Facebook.