A Storybook Comes To Life With GREAT Children’s Theatre [AUDIO]
(Photo Courtesy: Bonnie Bologna)
COLLEGEVILLE - GREAT Children’s Theatre presents Babe, The Sheep Pig. Director Aimee Miron says it’s a heart-warming tale of family, friendship, and manners. Based off the 1983 book by Dick King-Smith this play takes place in the country side of rural England, and follows the story of a little pig who is doomed to become Christmas dinner. That is until the pig, Babe, becomes a sheep pig. Under the direction of his mother, Hoggett's dog Fly, Babe is able to gain the trust of all the sheep, and enters a sheep-herding competition.
Miron describes this comedy as heart-warming, cute, and charming.
There are moments in the story that continue to surprise me. Our actors do such a good job of bringing these characters to life. They’re really finding some touching things, especially related to ideas of parent and child, and how you raise your children, or in this case how a sheep dog raises her pig up to become the person that the pig wants to be.
The show is about an hour in length, which Miron says is perfect for a fun filled afternoon for both adults, and children. She says the show will give everyone plenty to talk about all day.
The show will be hitting the stage at the Steven B. Humphrey Theater on the Saint John’s University campus. Miron says this space has beautiful acoustics, which allows the cast in this performance to do something the other performances have not been able to do.
In our show we don’t use microphones. Our actors are speaking live on stage, which was a skill that was really important to me as a director to bring back to live theater. Sometimes those microphones get in the way of the audience really enjoying and connecting with the characters, and so our actors have been working hard at presenting our lines with great diction and projection.
Tickets are $12 for season members, $13 for students/children, $16 for seniors/educators/military/groups, and $19 for adults. The show runs through Sunday, March 8th.
**Thursday, February 26th, 9:30 a.m. & Noon
Friday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28th, 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1st, 2:00 p.m.
**Tuesday, March 3rd, 9:30 a.m. & Noon
**Wednesday, March 4th, 9:30 a.m.* & Noon
Friday, March 6th, 7:00 p.m.*
Saturday, March 7th, 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th, 2:00 p.m.
* ASL Performances
There is one show left in the 2014 – 2015 GREAT Theatre season. It is Tarzan which will be performed from April 10th – April 19th. The 2015 – 2016 season has also been announced. See that story below.