Little Red Riding Hood – an alternative version Reader’s Theater. is one of a series of fairy tales, given an alternative twist, and presented in Reader’s Theater format.
Cast of 6, Duration: 10 – 15 minutes. With Synopsis, Teaching Input, Discussion and Suggestions for Follow Up activities.
These scripts are also available from www.plays-r-ussell.com as plays i.e. to be performed, with music suggestions and stage directions.
Little Red Riding Hood: But there’s nothing wild about you?
Wolf: Oh really? And how would you know, little girl?
Little Red Riding Hood: (Stuttering) Well, I er
Wolf: My point exactly! You don’t! May I remind you of your wise mother’s words? Never talk to strangers? She was right! You shouldn’t have! This story could have had a completely different ending.
Little Red Riding Hood: (Laughing) What? You mean with me and Grandma here – inside your belly?
Little Red Riding Hood: But that’s just a fairy tale. I mean, does anyone take fairy tales seriously?
Narrator: Well, actually, they do! And there was a very serious message behind this particular fairy tale when it was first written
Little Red Riding Hood: Really?
Narrator: Indeed. Those Brothers Grimm were merely repeating the message of a warning handed down over the generations.
Little Red Riding Hood: And what message was that?
Narrator: That children like you should listen to their parents!
Mother: Hear! Hear! And you, young lady, can consider yourself grounded – indefinitely!