“A Mixed Up Fairy Tale” by the La Conner Boys & Girls Club
The La Conner Club has recently added a Theatre Program to their repertoire, with Staff member, Kimberly Carrillo to lead the youth in the ways of set building, costuming, acting, and play writing. Club youth, parents and community members gathered to watch the short first play, “A Mixed Up Fairy Tale”, featuring a mashup of popular fairy tales. Attendees sat in anticipation, enjoying some popcorn, while waiting for the curtain to open. The older Club members were feeling their muscles burn as they were the ones holding up the curtain and backdrops!
Finally they were underway with the appearances of Little Bo Peep, her sheep, a horse, The Wicked Stepmother, a magic mirror, a frog prince, Cinderella locked in a tower and her rescuer with a really complicated name. “Rickle-pig-skin, Tuckle-ril-pin, Pimple-til-rin, Simple-ril-tin …er… Oh dash it all! Call me Jack,” exclaims Rumplestiltskin, played by Nathan Haley.
“Developing this play was such a different experience for me. This was my first time ever taking the lead director role in a play, or being involved in any play for that matter,” says Carrillo. “I couldn’t be happier with the participant’s performances and the amazing turnout. I was extremely thrilled with the outcome, and I loved seeing how actively engaged the kids were. I’d like to thank everyone who played a role in the development of this play, along with everyone that came to support the event. I look forward to next year!”
Carrillo plans to have many more productions for the kids to be a part of and the community will be welcome to come be part of the audience.