Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

June 20, 2012

‘Little Red Hen’ ... the moral of the story is hard work

By GINA KINSLOW
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — If there's one thing officials with the Lunch Pail Theatre want children to get out of seeing one of their productions, it is the moral of the story.

Lunch Pail Theatre is presenting a series of short plays based on classic fairy tales and American folk tales for children.

“These stories basically had good morals and good things to live by,” said Eddy Sakowicz, who is directing the group’s latest production, “The Little Red Hen.”

In addition to serving as director of the play, Sakowicz also wrote the play adaptation, which was based on the American folk tale by the same name.

“‘Little Red Hen’ is a story about working hard to get what you want,” Sakowicz said. “Basically, it all deals with helping out one another.”

Starring in the play is Katie Buckley, 13, of Hiseville, as the Little Red Hen, who said her character is like a leader.

Buckley wanted to get involved with the acting company, she said, “Because I like to act and I like to do stuff during the summer.”

So far, “it has been real fun,” she said of her experience.

Joining her in the play is Abbie Lowe, 10, of Glasgow, who plays the role of the cat.

Like Buckley, Lowe wanted to get involved with the acting company because she thought it would be fun, and because “I love to act, sing and just be wild,” she said.

Her sister, Summer Lowe, 13, portrays the dog in the play. She stepped up to be in the play when acting company officials needed someone to play the part.

“It’s been really fun,” she said.

 

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