On Friday, June 21 the lobby of Dallas Children’s Theater found kids squealing like little piglets in delight as they enjoyed the “Piggy World Party” to celebrate the opening night of DCT’s national touring production of the True Story of The Three Little Pigs. With the show being presented as a trial where the audience participates as the jury, it was perfect for the children to choose to be a pig or a wolf before the show began. Free mini Sprinkles cupcakes were enjoyed and live interviews were taped with attendees after the show. Faces were painted and ears were made before going in to watch the show and be part of the “jury”. The outcome was determined by the amount of applause, or rather “oinking” the defendant received from the live jury. The ending may be a bit of a surprise for those familiar with the original tale! DCT’s national tour director Sally Fiorello says, “The kids will see that things are not always as they seem and that everyone deserves a fair chance in life- even in ‘Piggsylvania’.”
The cast consisting of Ryan Page playing Alexander T Wolf, Angela Horn as Lillian Magill, prosecuting attorney, Samantha Parrish as Judge Prudence, Shelley Olmes as reporter Julia determined to get to the truth, Ivan Jones as Rocky/Ensemble and Isaac Lee Littlejohn doing multiple characters (Martha/Billy/Ensemble) brought the hilariously popular book to life with comedic talent. Penned by authors Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith in 1989, the play begins where the book leaves off. Catch the tale before it leaves Dallas to get the TRUE story of the Three Little Pigs!
WHEN: June 21 – July 14, 2013
Dallas Children’s Theater
5938 Skillman Street
Dallas, TX 75231
TICKETS: $14-$40. Please click here to purchase tickets or call 214-740-0051.