Youth Theater 

The Trial of Goldilocks by Joseph Robinette 

Cast

Vendor 1  Adelaide Plank
Goldilocks  Ellory Duimstra
Mama Bear & Vendor 3  Jozelyn Stroud
Papa Bear  Brody Swift
Baby Bear & Vendor 2 Eleanor Pastor

Court Clerk  Adria Herring

Prosecuting Attorney  Wyatt Duimstra

Defense Attorney  Calla Swayze
Judge  Victor Preiss

Vendor 1  & Jury / Animal

Adelaide Plank

Jury / Animal  Pyper Gordon

Jury / Animal  Amelia Herrera
Jury / Animal  Neil LaPonsie

Jury / Animal  Olivia Meekhof
Jury / Animal  Stella Tessmer
Jury / Animal  Olivia VanGroningen

Bailiff  Elijah VanGroningen

LowellArts Youth Theater presents

 

The Trial of Goldilocks

by Joseph Robinette
 

April 16 & 17

At Lowell Performing Arts Center

 

In rhyme, mime, and mirth, this exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'.

Directed by Teresa Goldner.

Dates & Showtimes:
Friday, April 16 
at 7:00pm

Saturday, April 17 at 11:00am & 2:30pm

Location:

Lowell Performing Arts Center

Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes, Lowell, MI 49331

Tickets:

$5.00 for In-Person Attendance or Live-Stream Access

Limited seating available for in-person performances. Both in-person and live stream tickets can be purchased on-line at showtix4u.com or by calling 897-8545.

Synopsis:


In rhyme, mime and mirth, this exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'.

 

Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)? Complete with a hard-of-hearing judge, a harried clerk, two comic lawyers and a jury (of any size)—which gets involved in the action as tables, chairs, beds and forest animals--this charming comedy is perfect for performers of all ages.

 

From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily-ever-after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting. As one critic wrote: "The work is entertaining on all levels and is highly educational, both in presenting the same story from different points of view and in involving the child performers in a variety of ways."

Out Of Abundance of Caution, Goldilocks 2020 Trial Was Delayed

LOWELL, MI, February 27, 2020 – LowellArts, representing the LowellArts Youth Theater, today released the following statement after the Honorable Victor Preiss, Deputy Chief Judge of Fairytale Courts, announced that — out of an abundance of caution — the trial against Goldilocks, originally scheduled for March 20 & 21, 2020, will be delayed due to the ongoing risk posed by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

"LowellArt’s Goldilocks trial will have the eyes of all Fairytale Lands on it and we very much expect characters from far and wide to be in attendance. Out of an abundance of caution, we fully accept and agree with the court’s decision to delay a trial against Goldilocks until the ongoing risk of coronavirus subsides. While our first duty must be to ensure the safety of every individual in attendance at trial, as the court stated today, this trial will not be delayed a single minute longer than necessary.

Once the threat of COVID-19 dies down, it will be finally determined who is guilty or innocent. Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or, was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)? This familiar fairy tale will be presented in open court and will be examined from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks’, and laid out for the jury to decide."

Judge Teresa Goldner — who will oversee the trial — made an additional statement about the case:

“We all grew up knowing one version of the story. But as we have all learned, there is more than one side to every story. Goldilocks is facing charges of breaking and entering and is pleading her case to a jury of her peers. The defense and prosecuting attorneys have selected a jury and the trial was about to begin. We are committed to holding all parties responsible for their role in these events, and will continue fighting for a "happily-ever-after" conclusion for all involved.”

The next steps to determine when, where, and how the trial will move forward is still being reviewed.

LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Gallery Hours:

February 13 to April 10

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12-5pm

Accessibility

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LowellArts is supported by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.