Sept. 22, 2005
Morningside College’s theatre department will present a musical version of the traditional Grimm Brothers story “Little Red Riding Hood” on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The performances are sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Cast members are Robert Blackburn III, a freshman from Columbia, Iowa, as the huntsman; David Kenan, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, as the wolf; Mikaela Johnson, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo., as the grandmother; Sharona Ernst, a junior from Falls City, Neb., as Little Red Riding Hood; and Lia Lauderback, a junior from Spencer, Iowa, as Greta.
The director is Art Moss, assistant professor of theatre at Morningside. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Terry Brooks, an adjunct faculty member at Morningside.
Jessica Smith, a senior from Sioux City, is stage manager; Rachel Radel, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., is light board operator; and Jennifer Benjamin, a sophomore from Sioux City, is house manager. The rest of the crew includes Beth Ann Vogt, a sophomore from Dow City, Iowa; Will Swanson, a freshman from Rochester, Minn.; Jason Treloar, a freshman from Iowa City, Iowa; Wyeth Lynch, a freshman from Prole, Iowa; Christina Meranda, a freshman from Ceresco, Neb.; and Sara Courter, a junior from Rockwell City, Iowa.
Admission for the public is $3. Reservations are not required, but can be made by calling 712-274-5196.
Approximately 2,400 students and teachers from area pre-schools and elementary schools will attend special weekday performances of the play.
Morningside’s theatre department produces four plays a year, including its fall and spring children’s plays, which have entertained more than 33,000 elementary school students and their teachers since 1987.