The Little “Bread” Hen

The Little “Bread” Hen
Inspired by the classic tale of The Little Red Hen, this original version reveals the truth about what really happened one 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 in this 45 minute performance. Rod puppets, hand puppets, and object puppets are tastefully blended with a splash of puns to simmer with the imaginations of young audiences.   

Artist Background

Barefoot Puppet Theatre's award-winning performances have thrilled audiences throughout the country and into Canada since 1997. Educators give enthusiastic reviews of their programs and invite them back again and again to the delight of their students! Their 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. The puppeteers are always thrilled to share more about puppetry during post-show discussions and regularly give backstage tours to groups.

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