North Central College - Naperville, IL

CANCELED: "Little Red Riding Hood: A Woodcutter's Tale" children's show

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ALL SHOWS of "Little Red Riding Hood: A Woodcutter's Tale" HAVE BEEN CANCELED. Please call the box office at 630-637-7469 if you have any questions.

North Central College's Red Bike Performance Company will stage a new children's show titled "Little Red Riding Hood: A Woodcutter's Tale" Aug. 28 and 29. Funny and clever, it's perfect theatre entertainment for the entire family.

In this show, audiences will hear the side of folklore's most unsung hero. Young Joseph has two dreams: to be a lumberjack and to marry Rachel McHoodRider. However, he just cannot get Rachel to notice him. Joseph meets Gavin the Wolf in the woods and they devise a plan that will get her attention. With a friend like Gavin, what could possibly go wrong?

Four performances are planned at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29, in Madden Theatre at the College's Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $5/person; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

"Little Red Riding Hood: A Woodcutter's Tale" was written by North Central College 2010 graduate Kristy Dunlap-Berg and will be performed and directed by North Central students and alumni. The show starts with a fun and interactive pre-show that engages young audience members with games and exercises that explore the theory of acting. After the show, the audience is invited to stay and ask questions of the cast and crew.

The Red Bike Performance Company exists to bring a fresh and vibrant perspective on life and learning to young audiences. Funded by a Coleman Foundation grant for entrepreneurial excellence, the touring company is available for grade school assembles. For more information contact Susan Craig-Olsen, North Central's lecturer in theatre, at 630-579-4885 or

North Central College offers majors in theatre performance, technical theatre or musical theater and minors in theatre or dance. A full range of acting and dance classes is available, as well as opportunities to direct a full-length production. Students of all majors can participate in musical and non-musical performances, actor showcases and one-act plays and performances in the College's four theatre venues. Full-time professors and active professionals who are artist-teachers serve as faculty. For more information about North Central College's theatre programs visit