Hanford Dole students review ‘Story Theatre’
Hanford Dole Elementary School third-graders got a chance this week to watch and review “Story Theatre” at the Norvell Theater.
“Story Theatre” is a group of famous fables from the Grimm Brothers to Aesop. The audience will be reintroduced to Henny Penny, the Golden Goose, Venus and the Cat, the Fisherman and his Wife, The Robber Baron and other favorites.
The production opens to the public at 7:30 p.m. Friday with a complimentary reception with the cast immediately following the performance.
Other public shows for “Story Theatre” are Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.
The Norvell Theater is at 135 E. Fisher St. For tickets call 704-633-5471.
Salisbury Academy is a producing partner.
Here are the students’ reviews:
“My favorite story was the Golden Goose because a beautiful princess was going to marry someone if he made her laugh. But nobody made her laugh. Later the man made the princess laugh. Her father said, ‘You can’t marry my daughter.’ ”
“I liked the Golden Goose because it had a lot of details and a lot of movement and they talk loud. All the characters are confident of what they were doing. That’s why I liked that story.”
“I liked the Fisherman and His Wife the best. I liked when the wife became king of the universe. I also liked when the wife kept on changing her mind. I also liked when flounder fish got mad.”
“I liked The Little Peasant because it was funny and I clapped my hands when the play was over. I loved it. Yes, bravo ya’ll.”
“My favorite play was The Cat because she ate the mouse. The man turned her back into a cat. She did not become a girl any more.”
“I liked the story Chicken Little. I liked that story because they were good at acting the story. I liked how they came together as a group. I like when the wolf ate the animals. I also liked when she said the sky was falling.”
“I liked Henny Penny because it was funny when the hunter took Henny Penny to the master for her to tell that the sky was falling. But, when they got there one of her friends went through the path and every time they got there the master shot them. Boom! Then Henny Penny was the only one left but she didn’t want to go through the path. So she went back and laid eggs. Then at the end I thought Henny Penny was a smart chicken.”
“I liked the play Henny Penny because the fox ate the chickens in the play. But, I liked it when the last chicken ran away because she had to hatch her eggs. She ducked and ran away from the fox. The audience laughed.”
“My favorite play was the Fisherman and His Wife because it was the silliest play there was. I thought it was funny how the fisherman’s wife wanted all the stuff she could think of. It was kind of silly when the fisherman kept going back to the special salmon to wish for his wife’s stuff. She wanted a clean cottage, a castle, to be king and to be a pope. The funniest part was when the special salmon stopped letting the fisherman’s wife get special things or be a special person of some sort. The play was the best; it was fantastic. I thought it was the best out of the several different plays.”
“My favorite part was in one of the last plays when the man’s daughter was married. It was funny. The boy made a funny face. The audience laughed!”