Posted by Steve Makovec and Katherine Beeson on Nov. 14, 2011
It is time again for the West Allis Players' Children Series. We will be presenting three shows this season beginning with an exciting story performed by Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa Teen Troupe. This show will be at 2 p.m. December 4.
"The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose" is the tale of a young princess who peeled an onion and now cannot stop crying. Her father, the king, offers her hand in marriage to any man who can make her laugh for three minutes.
The story gets really interesting when three brothers, in search of the thief who has stolen the onions from their kingdom, come upon a beggar woman who gives them a golden goose. She warns them that people will try to steal the goose. The brothers must then find their stolen onions, protect the goose and make the princess laugh.
Wow -- quite a story with a strange combination of folk tales all rolled into one.
The play is acted by teens and is aimed at the younger audience. Running time for our children's shows is about an hour and tickets are $4. We present these shows at West Allis Nathan Hale High School, 11601 West Lincoln Avenue (the theater entrance is actually on 117th Street.) Show time is 2 p.m. and we will be done in time for the Packer/Giants game!