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September 18, 2012

Cowley College Children�s Theatre to perform �A Walk in the Woods�


Mixing many of the classic fairy tale stories into one unique adventure, the Cowley College Children’s Walk in the WoodsTheatre will showcase its production of “A Walk in the Woods” by Debbie Metzler September 26-27 in the Robert Brown Theatre.

This fun, high-energy play will be performed twice on Wednesday, September 27 for students in USD 470- and the surrounding schools. Wednesday’s shows will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Students in USD 470 and surrounding schools will have another opportunity to see the play Thursday at 1 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. performance, which will be open to the public.

Scott MacLaughlin, director of theatre at Cowley College, expects 500 students to attend both shows on Wednesday and an additional 600 students for the Thursday afternoon performance.

“It’s a great story and will be terrific for the kids,” Maclaughlin said.

Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. describes the plot as the tales of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel, all blended into one delightful play while staying true to the original stories. 

Nicole Mason is serving as the student director of a cast of 20.

“Nicole has done a great job with a large cast,” MacLaughlin said.

Tickets are $2 or $1 with a canned food item, which will be donated to Manna Ministries.


  • Stage Manager: Vanessa Sherman
  • Goldilocks: Rose Hooley
  • Papa Bear: Kyle Stufflebeam
  • Mama Bear: Ashley Foster
  • Baby Bear: Amber Creed
  • Jack Horner: Gary Fizer III
  • Gypsy: Jacy Jo Millard
  • Butcher: Robin McGonigal
  • Jill: Martika Spore
  • Red Riding Hood: Kaitlyn McDonough        
  • Wolf: Rebecca Munoz
  • Baker: Gabbie Stephenson
  • Candlestick Maker: Iris Howard
  • Witch: Elizabeth Lewis           
  • Grandmother: Hayley Rogers
  • Woodsman: Sean Rethmeier
  • Hayward Pig: Tim Kennedy
  • Stickly Pig: Victoria Huchinson
  • Mason Pig: Addam Porter
  • Hansel: Tyler Grimes
  • Gretel: Lauren Gardner