Success of “Big Bad” paves way to a bright future for SC4’s Drama Club

Red Riding Hood’s “Granny” slowly begins her comical walk to the witness stand. Photo credit: Angela StoecklinThe SC4 Theater was full of children’s laughter and smiles during the Drama Club’s production of Big Bad last Friday and Saturday.

The story centers around a trial of the infamous Big Bad Wolf. At the trial, witnesses such as Little Red Riding Hood, the boy who cried wolf and the three little pigs are called to the stand to deliver their testimonies. At the end of the play, the wolf pleads not guilty and tells the story of how he became a vegan after his mother brought home a human girl, and raised her as a cub. The way the play ends is determined by the jury, aka, the audience.

The crowd received the responsibility well and declared Mister B. Bad Wolf to be innocent. The children’s show attracted 120 audience members on Saturday, and about the same number of people attended both shows on Friday.

The shows director, Patrick Willis, was very pleased with the audience’s reaction when he played the piano during the Wolf’s monologue. “As I was walking off the stage a kid yelled ‘Bravo! Bravo!’ It gave me chills,” said Willis.

The three little pigs swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in the name of Hans Christian Anderson. Photo credit: Angela StoecklinThe wolf, who was played by Dan Williams, was met by many young fans after the show. One small boy, whose name was Jamie, approached Dan after his performance to tell him, in the most adorably animated way, “That was the best show ever!”

Dan, who was very happy with the way the show turned out, expressed his excitement for the Drama Club’s growing success. “120 people is a big turnout even for a regular Theater Discipline show, so to have that kind of output for a Drama Club production is great; and I think that the public has become more aware of us, which is good for SC4 because now instead of 4 shows, audiences have the option to see five or six shows a year which is good for everybody.

The Drama Club is now working to plan a show for the summer. While it is not a kid’s show, it is more of a comedy for an adult audience. It is hoped by various Drama Club members that the success of Big Bad will bring in another satisfying number of audience members.



 

Angie Stoecklin

Staff Writer

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