Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Little Red Writing Hood

On Thursday, April 2nd, I posted about my daughter's lovely bear puppet. Well, last Friday I was able to go to Fiona's school and enjoy the actual play that featured Henry Bear. And a fine piece of performance art it was! Mrs. Zakrzewski and her 4th grade class had created an awesome puppet theater in the front of their classroom complete with a castle background. The play was a fractured fairy tale with characters from Goldilocks and the 3 bears, Little Miss Muffet, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep and some extras all combined in a glorious mish-mash. The following are a few of my best pictures. I hope you enjoy them!

Here is Little Miss Muffet (Melissa) complaining to Red Riding Hood (Elsa) about that dang spider.

Later, Goldilocks turns into a bear herself while the 3 bears (recognize Henry, the father Bear on the far left??) look on. From left to right: Father Bear (Fiona), Mother Bear (Zariah), Baby Bear (Marlee), Goldilocks (Julia), Red Riding Hood (Elsa).

After a lot of radical revisionary action, things really fall apart so the FBI (Fairytale Believers Incorporated) on the left step in to fix things. At this point I was wondering why the Blues Brothers were showing up in a fairy tale. Luckily it was all explained to me later. From left to right: FBI #1 (Stephen), FBI #2 (J.J.), LRR Hood (Elsa), Father Bear (Fiona), Mother Bear (Zariah), Little Bo Peep (Emma), Little Miss Muffet (Melissa).

See? Don't they look like the Blues Brothers? From left to right: FBI #1 (Stephen), FBI #3 (Zac), LRR Hood (Elsa), and slightly cut off, the wolf (Eddie).

And the show is over and the brilliant performers reveal themselves, are introduced and take some well-deserved bows. From left to right: Elsa, Zariah, Fiona, Jaimie standing up and Melissa kneeling below.

From left to right: Elsa Julia, Fiona, Emma, Eddie, Melissa.

From left to right: Heriberto and Zac, Elsa, Fiona above and Julia below, Emma, Melissa, Johnny.

It was a great performance! From left to right: Elsa, Fiona, Julia, Emma, Marlee. Thanks Mrs. Zakrzewski and class!! clap, clap, clap, clap! And a special thanks to Fiona for helping me with names, characters and plot details.

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