Ever since fairy tales were told they have been retold and rewritten in different ways to respond to different audiences. The Bennington Community Theater is offering the tale of the Big Bad Wolf rewritten by Shay Francis as its first production on Friday, May 29 at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church on Main Street. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children six to twelve and free for children under six when accompanied by an adult. There will be refreshments and free coloring books about the show for the children.
The goal of the Bennington Community Theater is to provide affordable theater for both children and adults and to give members of the community the opportunity to participate in the theater as actors, directors, stagehands and all the other tasks that are part of putting on a show. They also accept donations. Learn more about them by visiting their web site www.benningtoncommunitytheater.com
We had the pleasure of interviewing the playwright and director, Shay Francis, actress Marina Calvo and producer Robert Ebert on Theatre Talk last week. We also got some pictures of the rehearsal of Big Bad Wolf in its early days.