Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS

May 16
7:18 PM 2012

Acorn Productions, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and developing performing artists, offers local audience to find out what might happen if Little Red Riding Hood had a big sister and the Big Bad Wolf had a jealous younger brother. "Red Riding Hoods," adapted and directed by Michael Levine, also throws in a "Valley Girl" witch obsessed with winning a beauty contest," a detective addicted to junk food, and a guygirl named Bob to create a slapstick-comedy filled twist on the classic story. The play is the third and final show in Acorn's Fairy Tale Players third season of "fractured" stories retold with a modern tongue-in-cheek twist for audiences of all ages at the company's Studio Theater in the Dana Warp Mill.

See photos of the quirky cast below!

"Red Riding Hoods" opens its run at Westbrook Together Days with a performance in Riverbank Park at 11am, and then continues with 5 more performance from June 3 to June 17 on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Call Acorn at 854-0065 or visit www.acorn-productions.org for more information or to order tickets.

"Red Riding Hoods" begins with the traditional send-off by Mom to grandma's house through the woods with a basket of treats. Only the sisters can't seem to get along, and soon split up in the woods, where older sister (Big Red) meets the Ninja Wolf while Little Red becomes lost on her own. Meanwhile, the witch has sent Alexander C. Wolfe along with his sidekick Bob to intercept the girls and steal their cloak so she can win her third straight "Miss Witch" Pagaent. The last character in this crazy trip through the woods is Homer the Detective, who seems more interested in the next package of Little Debbie's instead of finding the girls. When everyone does arrive at grandma's, several unexpected twists play out before the surprise ending that will leave audiences wanting more.

The play showcases the talents of Acorn Acting Academy students Sydney Cowand of Gorham, Nate Jacobs and Abigayle Milewski from Westbrook, Emma Torraca Jones from Falmouth, and Mae Livermore, Justin Reid, and Cameron Wood who live in Portland. The original characters in the script were created by the actors in the Acorn Acting Academy's spring acting class "Little Red Riding Hood." The resulting story contains Three Stooges-style slapstick humor, plenty of jokes for the older crowd, and enough silly antics to delight even the youngest of audience members. Acorn's Fairy Tale Players are currently finishing up their third season of productions that showcase the talents of our student actors in original "fractured" version of familiar fables.

"Red Riding Hoods," adapted and directed by Michael Levine and performed byAcorn Productions' Fairy Tale Players, runs at the Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, Sunday, June 3 at 2pm, Saturday, June 9 at 11am, Sunday, June 10 at 2pm, Saturday, June 16 at 11am and Sunday, June 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $6 adults; $4 kids 12 and under. For more information, call 854-0065 or visit www.acorn-productions.org.

Photo credit: Michael Levine

Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS

Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS
Nate Jacobs and Justin Reid

Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS
Justin Reid and Emma Torraca Jones

Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS
Abigayle Milewksi and Mae Livermore

Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS
Cameron Wood and Sydney Cowand

Photo Flash: Acorn Productions Closes Season with RED RIDING HOODS

Maine THEATER Stories | Shows




BROADWAYWORLD TV

Home for the Holidays in MaineHome for the Holidays
Patrick Dorow Productions/The Star Theatre
(Runs 12/15 - 12/22)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in MaineSeven Brides for Seven Brothers
Ogunquit Playhouse
(Runs 9/7 - 10/1)
The Language Archive By Julia Cho Directed by Sara Valentine in MaineThe Language Archive By Julia Cho Directed by Sara Valentine
Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
(Runs 11/10 - 11/13)
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Ogunquit Playhouse
(Runs 10/5 - 10/30)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast in MaineDisney's Beauty and the Beast
Ogunquit Playhouse
(Runs 11/30 - 12/18)

VIEW ALL ADD A SHOW AUDITIONS

Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Backstage Bite
TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with ALADDIN's Rodney Ingram!
Turning the Tables
Binge on TURNING THE TABLES!
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
TV:-LuPone's Autobio - Lands EVITA!
KID CRITICS
TV: KID CRITICS Swept Away at PHANTOM
BROADWAY SESSIONS
BROADWAY SESSIONS Goes 'Back to School' Tonight