Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Little Red Hen - Marketing Copy That Makes You Smile

After releasing some random thoughts on the banal state of some of the marketing copy coming at us from theatrical corners these days, I was pleasantly surprised to get the following marketing materials about local playwright Jon Myers' latest play Little Red Hen opening at Boston Playwrights later this month.

The Little Red Hen has invented a machine, creating a blueprint that
divides feed evenly among the chickens. All seems well as Chicken Little spreads the word and Wise Old Chicken narrates. However, when Wooster Rooster decides to oversee the building of the machine, things do not go as planned. The production of the machine is canceled, halting the Little Red Hen's hopes and forcing the coop to choose between the left wing and the right wing. Will the Little Red Hen’s idealistic dreams become a benefit to the coop, or will the ensuing standoff result in bad weather ahead?

Beware! This show contains fowl language.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a children's play. It is satire using the elements of folk tales, fables and the comedies of Aristophanes.

Jonathan directed a reading of my play Amazonamachy last spring.

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