Musical. Book and lyrics by Moses Goldberg. Music by Ewel Cornett.
Cast: 2m., 2w. This version of the beloved classic fairy tale is a participation play by the American master of the form. It is a delightful romp out of two well-known tales, united by a common enemy—the wolf. After a brief prologue introducing players and themes, the troupe acts out two wonderful cautionary tales—among the very first favorites of every child. Cheer for the industrious and clever third pig as she defends herself in a sturdy brick house, built with the aid of the audience. Then laugh with delight and squirm with suspense as Red Riding Hood almost allows her bravado and all-too-trusting nature to deliver her to a very hungry (and equally funny) wolf. Four simple songs by a master composer move the action along with great charm. Simple scenery. Fairy tale costumes. Suitable for touring. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.