RED RIDING HOOD
by Allison Gregory
directed by John DiAntonio
JUNE 26 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2021
PERFORMANCES IN SEIME PARK
BOXES START AT $60 AND CAN ACCOMMODATE 1-4 PEOPLE
This performance runs approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes with no intermission
A fun, fast-paced retelling of a classic fairy tale…
You’ve never seen Little Red Riding Hood, quite like this. Two actors with the stamina of marathon runners spin this classic fairytale with humor, excitement, and a whole lot of heart. Originally commissioned by the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Red Riding Hood is a delight for the entire family!
This production contains descriptions of fantasy gore, cartoon violence, and glorifies life in the performing arts.
Please see CRT’s complete list of Content Advisories and Trigger Warnings for additional information.
CRT in the Park FAQ
Do I have to wear a mask at performances? Masks are not required.
Are chairs provided? Patrons will need to bring their own chair or blanket.
Can I bring my dogs to the performance? We all love our furry friends, but they can’t come to the show!
Where is Seime Park? Seime Park is located at 130 Bee McClure Drive, across the street from Sunnyside Chapel and the Mineral County Cemetery. It is a 2 minute drive from town, or a steep 10 minute walk up the dirt path from Loma and 2nd Street (walking map here).
Where do I park? Parking is available all around Sunnyside Chapel. When you arrive at the Park, turn left on Helfin Lane and take the first available parking spot. CRT will have a parking attendant on duty at each performance to guide you.
Are there restrooms? There are portable restrooms adjacent to the park for patron use.
What’s the weather like up there? Please dress accordingly (layers for sun, wind, and maybe light rain!), wear sunscreen and bug spray, bring a poncho, and wear comfy shoes. It can get chilly after sunset, so bring a blanket or jacket.
What happens if there is inclement weather? As they say, if you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait 5 minutes! Decisions on whether to cancel for inclement weather usually are not made until curtain time. Performances will proceed in rain or shine unless weather conditions become threatening to performers or the audience. If we are forced to “pause” mid- performance for weather we may ask patrons to return to their vehicles until it is safe to proceed, at which time we will ring the bell of the Sunnyside Chapel to ask you to return to your seats. If a performance is cancelled due to weather a member of the CRT Patron Services Team will contact you to exchange your ticket for any future CRT in the Park performance or offer an account credit.
Will concessions be available? CRT will be selling water, soda, and snacks at every performance. Alcoholic beverages will be available every Friday. You are also welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy at the Park. Check out our local restaurants for delicious TO GO options, and remember to properly dispose of all food waste.
Will there be any indoor shows in 2021? All CRT shows will be outdoors this summer. We expect to be back indoors in 2022.
More questions? Heidi, CRT’s Patron Services Manager, has some helpful advice in this short video!
Please read CRT’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols prior to attending any CRT in the Park performance. Many factors went into crafting these rules – your health and safety, and that of our staff and artists, was of the utmost importance. These protocols may change as summer goes on. Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate new territory together!
ASL interpreted Performance
ASL interpreters are located near the stage. Patrons utilizing the service will be seated in an area of the Park that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. One signed performance will be offered for each CRT in the Park performance.
The signed performance for RED RIDING HOOD will be July 23, 2021 at 7:00PM.
To access reserved seating in view of the interpreters for a signed performance email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the box office at (719) 658-2540 (voice).
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic & Properties Design
Sound Design & Original Composition
Brittni Shambaugh Addison
Matthew Tyler Horn*
* Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Red Riding Hood was originally commissioned by
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Courtney Sale, Artistic Director and Kevin Malgesini, Managing Director
So why Red Riding Hood? Haven’t we all been trying to get to Grandma’s house (literally or figuratively) over this last year, while the “Wolf” has thwarted our every step. Like Red, I’ve certainly felt a bit lost in the woods over this last year, but I’ve emerged older and wiser. I think I saw our trusty UPS Delivery Person live and in-person more often than my family, employees, and friends. So, yeah, it’s got some timeless resonance. But really, why now?
Because I love Allison Gregory’s version of this classic story. It contains all of my favorite things about the theater and live performance: theatricality, magic, imagination, playfulness, irreverence, music, singing, humor, heart, relationship and character arc, built for the outdoors, puppets, audience address, rhythm, physicality, a happy ending, and an overwhelming dose of joy, something we all could use these days. There are many messages to take away from this classic tale. For me, at the top of the list is: You can’t do it alone. It’s something I need reminded of often, and something that we all need reminded of after a year of isolation. Even these two actors can’t do the show alone, they need a team of technicians, box office, and CRT staff to bring the magic to life. Oh, and one other key ingredient: They need an audience! That’s where you come in. Thank you for joining us today. I hope you have as much fun as we had bringing this production to life.