The True Story of The 3 PigsFriday, February 1, 2013 - 9:30am & 11:30am
Based on the hilariously popular book by Robert Kauzlaric, and adapted for the stage by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, the play begins where the book leaves off, with the trial of a much-maligned citizen of the piggy public.
Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. Fast-talking independent reporter pig, Lillian Magill, claims nobody has ever heard the Wolf's side of the story, and she is hungry for the truth. The Honorable Prudence Pig, a tough as nails judge with a weakness for musical theater, presides over the case. A sharp, smooth-talking lawyer pig named Julia is the prosecuting attorney, and she always gets her way. Al is a soulful charmer with a love of gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He defends himself claiming he didn't kill anyone, but it looks as though the piggy world is against him. After all, he is a carnivore to the core, but is he the victim of a media frame-up? Will Magill get her journalistic glory? GUILTY or NOT GUILTY? When all the witness statements are in, the audience piglets become the jury and determine Al's fate!
Are YOU afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? What really happened? YOU decide!
DALLAS CHILDREN'S THEATER, one of the top five family theaters in the nation, serves over 250,000 young people each year through its local main-stage productions, national tour, educational programming and outreach activities. Since its opening in 1984, this award- winning theater has existed to create challenging, inspiring and entertaining theater, which communicates vital messages to our youth and promotes an early appreciation for literature and the performing arts. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing on theater for youth and families, DCT produces literary classics, original scripts, folk tales, myths, fantasies and contemporary dramas that foster multicultural understanding, confront topical issues and celebrate the human spirit.
DCT is committed to the integration of creative arts into the teaching strategies of academic core curriculum and educating through the arts. Techniques utilized by DCT artist/teachers are based upon the approach developed in Making Sense with Five Senses, by Paul Baker, Ph.D.
DCT founder and Executive Artistic Director, Robyn Flatt defines the artistic mission and oversees the operations of the organization, consisting of twenty-five full time staff members and more than 200 actors, designers, theater artists and educators.
Best for grades 2-5
- Curriculum Connections:
- Language Arts
- Fine Arts
- Civics & Law