The kids have come up with some great backstories...Iris is Galatia's Great granddaughter. She has a baby that Galatia cares for during the dances. Galatia is 99 ( I know so old but I let them do this, and tried not to micromanage TOO much). She has a big thick walking stick.
The whole village, especially the women rely on the wool from the sheep to spin, weave and sew. SO, when the sheep are gone it means so much more than just the loss of the sheep, it is an economic loss for the whole village.
The wolf sneaks out and watches the sheep while they are dancing, he realizes that Galatia is no longer caring for the sheep, so he is always watching for his chance. It is so cute watching him slink around. We had to talk about how they CAN'T notice him, no matter what he does. He even mimes, (as he is mostly hidden behind some rocks) them a bit as they are doing the "Thieving Wolf Ballet". It was great in rehearsal, so I hope it will work!
Anyway, here are the images that a recent High School Graduate did for us. I sent the color poster, and the T-shirt image.
Thank you so much for writing these shows!"
I just love what their promoters said on their Facebook invite:
"Sophie and I are so proud to be working behind the scenes on this fantastic production! The cast is extremely talented (already gotten goosebumps) and they happen to be adorable as well. So far, I can honestly say that the dancing sheep alone are worth the price of admission. Consider taking a night out and come enjoy the show! Live theatre for less than the price of a movie ticket....hard to beat an opportunity like this for family entertainment!!!"