The second retelling of this story became a more expanded version that I renamed "Never Cry Wolf." The idea was to create a show that could be learned in a two week Summer Intensive Theater Camp. The families at Church were all onboard to help and provide this opportunity for of our children. We depended on everybody to get involved in some way. I was overwhelmed by the talent that came out of the woodwork to volunteer time and effort. We had moms who could sew and paint and dance and sing to teach the children. Some others volunteered to be Group Leaders who followed the 8-10 children in their age-range group through their day to keep them organized and cared for. They even helped them sponge paint their own T-shirt costumes and design their shields. We had a few mothers who organized Ancient Greek "cultural experiences" with spinning wool, weaving, building mosaics and making/tasting hummus. We even had Nursery and Recess helpers. Some of the moms and dads helped build the stage, sets, and hang lighting, and some gave technical support and video taped the shows and took pictures. We had 75 kids ages 2-14 in the camp and almost as many parent helpers involved with the show. Believe me, this story took on new meaning for the parents -- they got it. This show was indeed about the values of SINCERITY and hard WORK! I only hope the children got it, as well!
Enjoy this clip from the 2007 Summer Camp production: