Ever wondered what the story of “The Princess and the Pea” would be like if the Princess got to tell you her side? Wouldn’t it be cool if the Big Bad Wolf could share his version of the facts about he and the Three Little Pigs? You and your children will soon have an opportunity to see and talk to these and other fairy tale favorites.
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro is presenting its first ever “Fairy Tale Trail” on September 25 and 26 at the Jim Lambert Pioneer Village at Yellow Creek Park, in Thurston, east of Owensboro.
Thad Mayhugh, Education Coordinator for TWO, has been working with a group of senior high students to prepare an original and unique interactive theater experience suitable for the entire family. The students have prepared short vignettes, scenes, and monologues featuring characters from classic fairy tales. These will then be presented by the students in costume and character. Audience members will be able to interact with the characters as they tell their own stories.
The students that are involved in The Fairy Tale Trail are all local and have been involved in TWO’s youth programs for several years. Students wrote their own material and have put together costumes and props. Regulars at TWO’s youth productions will recognize many familiar faces including Katye Clark, Bodie Moore, Isaac Adkins, Haley Boyd, Lucy Jagoe Chaney, Dylan McCollum, Lily Howard, Lilly Ryal, Elizabeth Strobel, and Leah Coppick.
Groups of no more than 10-12 will be escorted from one story to another, moving on as each character completes their segment. It should take about 45 minutes to make the complete circuit of all the characters and stories. The first group will begin at 5:30PM and every 15 minutes after that. The last group will start at 7:00PM. Groups will be asked to recognize safe distancing and all audience members will be required to wear a mask.
Tickets for the Fairy Tale Trail are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased by calling the TWO Box Office at 270-683-5333. Tickets can also be purchased at the time of the event at the start of the Fairy Tale Trail.
The Fairy Tale Trail is made possible through the generous support and sponsorship of: Independence Bank and Owensboro Health.