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The Big Bad Wolf on trial at Marrington Elementary

Published Friday, May 4, 2018

The Big Bad cast and crew

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? NOT our Marrington Elementary Pathfinders! On Friday, May 4, the Marrington Drama Club, under the direction of fourth grade teacher Heather Walsh, put "The Big Bad Wolf" on trial during their matinee performance of "The Big Bad." 

"The Big Bad" featured a cast of characters from the enchanted world of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales. The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, and the Boy Who Cried Wolf were star witnesses for the prosecution. But, despite their best efforts, the student-audience jury decided there just was not enough evidence to convict. They set The Big Bad Wolf free with their applause. 

"This performance truly made learning 'come alive' for our students," said Marrington Elementary Principal Jennifer Thielmann. "I want to commend our teachers and students for all the hard work and creativity they poured into this play. I am excited to share that the prosecution has decided to re-try The Big Bad Wolf this evening, and we hope our community will join us for jury duty."

Director, Healther Walsh, was assisted by third grade teacher/Art Director Erin Lawings, fourth grade teacher Jasmine Saab, resource teacher Val MacEachern and PTO volunteer Deidra Burke.  The Big Bad will be have an additional evening performance at 6 p.m. at Marrington Elementary School. 

Katie Orvin Tanner