WAKEFIELD – After 25 years of working at the Little Red Hen Theatre, Val Bard will direct her final show this weekend.
Nunsense A-Men! by Dan Goggin will also be the last show for 2017 at the Little Red Hen Theatre where four main performances were held during the year.
Along with shows Bard has directed, she has worked with a lot of high school one-acts and one-acts on the road, Missoula Children’s Theatre and more.
“When I started 25 years ago, 24, I volunteered the first year and then I’ve gotten paid for 24,” said Bard. “You know I didn’t know a whole lot, I mean I didn’t.”
Bard will look to get her certification back to substitute teach.
The Little Red Hen Theatre hosted a similar show 20 years ago as the original featured women.
“Because some people in South America said ‘we need to do this’,” Bard added. “And they did do it and it’s a fun, fun show. Not a whole lot of change from the first show, so you’ll recognize some of the music; it’ll kind of come back to you.”
This weekends’ performance is Goggin’s remake of the original Nunsense, but with men in the five starring roles. The box office is open weekday afternoons, call 402-287-2818 as all seats are reserved. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 8-9 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, December 10.
Make sure you are around for the intermission.
“If you would like a picture with James Dean or Marilyn Monroe we’ll make that happen and email it to you for a slight donation, of course,” Bard mentioned. “But, also besides the picture you’re going to get a piece of holy toast.”
The holy toast maker is still around as fresh toast will be made for attendees to take home.
The Little Red Hen Theatre is located at 316 Main Street in Wakefield. 30 shows were held in the old building and while being torn down and rebuilt a couple shows were held at the school and now 40 main shows have been held in the current building.
Interviews and references are being checked for a replacement Managing Director. After the final show join Bard at the Legion Hall in Wakefield.