Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mainstage Season Series is set to continue at William Woods University (WWU) this week, featuring the second of four highly entertaining productions for the current academic year staged by WWU’s Theatre Department.
This week’s stage play, “Goldilocks on Trial,” is a heartwarming family tale that provides a comic twist to the famous children’s story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The opening performance of “Goldilocks on Trial” will take place Thursday, November 19, at Cutlip Auditorium on the WWU campus.
Due to health guidelines associated with COVID-19, attendance to the production is limited to WWU students, faculty and staff.
“We continue to be thrilled that our talented and committed students still get to take part in our theatre productions this year despite the challenges we face due to the virus,” said Joe Potter, Artistic Director of the William Woods University Theatre Department. “We are still sorely missing having members of the greater Fulton community join us this year, especially for a play that is tailor-made for the entire family like Goldilocks on Trial, but look forward to a time when they can safely do so again.”
“Goldilocks on Trial,” written by Ed Monk, provides an alternate story to the timeless classic whereby Goldilocks is on trial for breaking and entering. Will she be found guilty and sent to prison, or will the truth come out? It is all up to Judge Wallabee and some very silly jurors to decide, after hearing testimony from Goldee, the bickering Three Bears, and surprise witness Merwin the Big Bad Wolf, among others.
Performances for Goldilocks on Trial will take place November 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Saturday November 21 at 2 p.m., all in Cutlip Auditorium.
The final two Mainstage productions set for the coming year at William Woods “The Night Witches” (February 25-27, 2021) and “The Bard of Avon (April 15-17, 2021).