Chicken Little’s antics – along with a few lessons – were shared with a group of kids in North Augusta Wednesday.
The beloved character, known for believing the sky was falling, came to life during Porkchop Productions' performance on their take of the story at Nancy Carson Library.
Laura Blanchette, who took on the title role of Chicken Little, said the show is the “traditional version of ‘the sky is falling’” but said there’s a twist on it and that Chicken Little meets some really weird characters.
“This is the first show we did when we first started doing Porkchop Productions, she said. “We’ve brought it back over the years and it’s been about five years since we’ve done it so we’re bringing it back.”
Along with pure entertainment, Blanchette and Franny Fields, who played every other Chicken Little character, said the show includes some lessons: telling the truth, following the rules and learning from mistakes.
“You can be the quote-unquote superhero just by following the rules,” Blanchette said is one of the lessons.
Fields said for many kids, the shows are their first introduction to theater.
“It’s fun theater to do, we meet fun people and we get great stories just with the interaction that we have with kids and adults,” she said.
Blanchette said they hope someone will be affected in a positive way at their shows.
“We always like to hear stories of ‘you made me laugh today, I was having a really bad day’ or some really bad things are going on in their lives and they’re like, ‘I didn’t think I’d laugh and I did.”