Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

July 25, 2012

Hear the folktale ‘Br’er Rabbit’ again Saturday

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — The Glasgow Youth and Children's Theatre will present the Lunch Pail Theatre production, “Br'er Rabbit,” Saturday at George J's On the Square in downtown Glasgow.

The play is an adaptation of the American folktale “Br'er Rabbit,” written by Eddy Sakowicz, program/project manager for the Liberty District-Ralph Bunche Community Center.

Sakowicz chose to adapt the folktale into a play in hopes of continuing its passage from one generation to the next.

“America is losing a lot of its history through folklore,” he said. “My fear is if these stories are not retold, they will be lost.”

 In addition, the stories teach children good morals, he said.

Starring in the play are: Ben Stockler, 15, of Glasgow; Abbie Lowe, 10, of Glasgow; Jacob Dean, 9, of Freedom; Kaleb Dean, 11, of Freedom; and Mollie Stockler, 14, of Glasgow.

Ben Stockler plays the role of Br'er Rabbit. He said he was somewhat familiar with the story before trying out for a part in the play.

“I knew a little bit about it,” he said.

But most of the actors appearing in the play are not familiar with the story, including Ben Stockler's sister, Mollie, who plays Sis Cow.

Mollie Stockler described her character as being not very smart and someone who is easily misled.

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