Big Bad Wolf. Photo: Tony Lewis.

The Byham Theater
April 8 & 9
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

You’ve been regaled—and possibly frightened—by age-old tales of his huffing and puffing and blowing, but now, get to know that infamous Big Bad Wolf in a whole new way.

Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Presenting multi-sensory, contemporary theatre to kids of all ages, the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series is bringing the fabled character to the big stage as part of its latest season of family-friendly production.

Is he a villain, an unsung hero, literature’s greatest scapegoat, or something else entirely? Find out when the exciting drama unfolds during this weekend’s Big Bad Wolf, produced by the innovative Australian-based company, Windmill Theatre.

Running April 8th and April 9th at downtown’s elegant Byham Theater, the 50-minute production is recommended for ages 4 to 10.

Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Rewriting the book on the pesky fictional wolf that stars in several cautionary fairy tales—from Little Red Riding Hood  to Peter and the Wolf the refreshing children’s show will have you laugh along and wondering why you were so scared in the first place.

He’s got ferociously sharp teeth, yellow eyes, his own ideas about personal hygiene, nobody seems to like him, and he’s dubbed “the most misunderstood character in fairytale history” by Windmill Theatre.

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Find out what ensures during this “hilarious, table-turning tale,” when one very brave young girl is courageous enough to pursue an unlikely friendship with everybody’s favorite Canis lupus.

Written by Australian author and actor Matthew Whittet, Big Bad Wolf stars Patrick Graham, Emma J. Hawkins and Kate Cheel. Directed by Rosemary Myers, the show features designs by Jonathon Oxlade, sound by Harry Covill, lighting by Chris Petridis and movement by Carol Wellman Kelly.

Tickets are $10.50 in advance and $12 day-of-show if available.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.