Young actors wow crowds in two performances of favorite folk tales

Aug 18, 2022

Some of Wareham’s younger stars took to the elementary school stage on Aug. 18 to perform two classic tales: Stone Soup and the Three Little Pigs.

The performances were put on by participants in the Wareham School’s CARE summer program. Teachers and co-directors Jane Petracca and Renee Fernandes said they were impressed by the students’ performances, especially because they hadn’t had that long to rehearse. 

The first performance of the day was of stone soup — a classic tale of villagers who share what little they have to create a delicious soup that feeds them all.

“It was really fun!” enthused Keira. “I knew all my lines. This was the best day of my life!”

Emily, who played the villager that contributed onions to the soup, said she hopes to be in another play if she gets the chance. She said her dream play would be City Mouse, Country Mouse.

“I was kind of nervous but I was excited,” said Jordyn, who noted how real the food — crafted by Fernandes — looked.

Rosabella, another actress, also said she loved working with the props. She said she was excited to have gotten a main role in this production — adding the vegetables to the pot — and said she had fun.

The second performance was of the Three Little Pigs. 

Markus, who played the Big Bad Wolf, developed a particular voice for his character.

“I was thinking in my head of a wolf-like voice, then added some texture by adding some little growling in it,” he explained. He said he loved being in the show, and hopes to one day be in an action movie. 

Alivia, who was one of the narrators, said the show was cool but she wished she had gotten to play one of the little pigs whose houses get blown down.

Lillian said she was so scared her stomach hurt before the show, and that while onstage, she tried not to look at her parents. After the show, she was in great spirits.

Adrianna said she’d like to be in a play that was like the Three Little Pigs, but starring bunnies instead. At the end of her play, she said, the bunnies would live with their parents — unlike the three little pigs who live with the pig sibling who built the brick house.

Alivia said she’d like to be in a play about ducklings who face an evil dragon.