Adventure Theatre MTC Presents Petite Rouge, A Cajun Red Riding Hood (Photos)
Petite Rouge, A Cajun Red Riding Hood runs now through March 8 at Adventure Theatre (ATMTC) in Glen Echo Park. The production was adapted from the book by Mike Artell and Jim Harris by D.C. native Joan Cushing. Petite Rouge is directed and choreographed by ATMTC Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt with musical direction by Darius Smith. This show is recommended for all ages. Tickets are $19 each, with group and field trip rate available, and may be purchased by phone at 301.634.2270 or online at Adventure Theatre website.
Based on the classic fairy tale, a red-hooded duckling named Petite Rouge and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild “duck” chase through New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Will they make it to Grandmere’s house with a basket full of Cajun goodies?
“Mike Artell started the ‘good times rollin’ by setting Little Red Riding Hood in the Bayou, but Joan Cushing’s adaptation has infused it with so much of New Orleans’ culture, it’ll feel like Mardi Gras in the theater!,” says Director Michael J. Bobbitt.
The title role will be played by Brittany Williams. Ms. Williams was last seen on the ATMTC stage as Nansi in Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds in 2013, for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Both Ms. Williams and Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds went on to perform at the New Victory Theater on 42nd Street in New York City, New York.
Photos by Bruce Douglas courtesy of Adventure Theatre MTC
Performances of note:
American Sign Language Performance: Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.
Sensory/Autism Friendly Performance: Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Petite Rouge – Brittany Williams
TeJean – Jimmy Mavrikes
Claude – Greg Twomey
Turtle – Karen Vincent
Frog and Claude U/S – Wendell Jordan
Crayfish- Dayna Quincy
Petite U/S – Sakile Lyles
TeJean U/S and Frog U/S – Derek Tatum
Turtle U/S and Crayfish U/S – Corinne Davis
Director and Choreographer – Michael J. Bobbitt
Music Director – Darius Smith
Assistant Director – Nickolas Vaughan
Assistant Choreographer – Kelsea Edgerly
Scenic Designer – Court Watson
Lighting Designer – Jason Arnold
Costume Designer – Kendra Rai
Sound Designer – Neil McFadden
Props Designer – Dre Moore
Dialect Coach – Mary Coy
Stage Manager – Madeleine Evans
Assistant Stage Manager – Brittany Truske
Scenic Charge – Karen Deans
Master Electrician – Xena Petkansas