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The Little "Bread" Hen

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Inspired by the classic tale of The Little Red Hen, this version reveals the truth about what really happened that fateful day when a chicken decided to bake a loaf of bread. Were the other farm animals just lazy or was there something else stewing in the barnyard? Journey to a small European bakery as we cook up the answers to these questions and more in this hilariously tasty retelling. Students explore the text of the story in a unique way as even the potholders come to life. Unlike the traditional story, this version shares viewpoints from a variety of characters; the show is great for post-show discussions on point-of-view and the concept of a "back-story." Other language arts tie-ins include wonderful examples of puns and references to other works of literature (Brementown Musicians, Green Eggs and Ham, and Stone Soup).

Artist Background

We love performing for schools audiences! Barefoot Puppet Theatre's award-winning performances have thrilled audiences throughout the country and into Canada since 1997. Our touring programs feature imaginative scripts, innovative staging, original music, beautifully crafted puppets, and fun! Programs augment curriculum in many subject areas, and a Footnotes Learning Guide accompanies each show. Customized residency programs and workshops are able to blend science, literature, and/or writing with theatre for a complete hands-on learning experience. Our performers are always thrilled to share more about puppetry during post-show discussions and regularly give backstage tours to groups.

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