Second Street Players is proud to present the next installment of our Children’s Dessert Theatre Series. “The Three Bully Goats Griff” will be presented at Riverfront Theatre on May 21 and 22 at 1:00pm both days.
Children will delight in this light-hearted, funny show, hardly aware that they’re also receiving a timely lesson.
This tale, based on the classic Grimm Brothers story of the “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” talks about the topic of bullying and how it hurts people. The story begins with two toll trolls who are bickering on a bridge and have a “falling out” after Billy, the smallest of the three goats, decides to become a “bully goat.”
As if paying a toll to get across the bridge wasn’t bad enough, now anyone who dares to trip-trap over the bridge gets knocked off by Billy. Willy, her peace-loving medium-size sister, tries to talk her out of it, but alas, she ends up over the edge herself. Fred, the biggest of the three goats, just wants to eat grass on the other side and even unwittingly helps Billy just so he can eat sooner.
At first it seems funny, but the unfairness of Billy’s bullying becomes more and more apparent as one innocent victim after another gets pushed off the bridge. Finally, pasture planner Dee Veloper, political candidate Polly Titian, prima ballerina Ismelda Slipper and mail person Carrie Post gang together with the other victims to teach Billy a lesson.
Tickets for this general admission show are $8.00 and are available at the door. Your ticket price includes a dessert treat following the show and a meet and greet autograph session with the characters. Riverfront Theatre is located in downtown Milford at 2 South Walnut Street and is handicap accessible. Please call (302) 422-0220 for more information or check out the website at www.secondstreetplayers.com.