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Story Board

*Directors note*: The Three (not so) little Pigs was originally produced in 1988 as a 4th birthday party celebration for Judith and Michael's son Tristan. A that time he was having squabbles with his two sisters which frustrated his parents. He was also afraid of wolves, although he loved the story of the Three Little Pigs. We decided to write a story that reflected a parent's frustration at sibling problems and which made the wolf non threatening, a vegetarian uninterested in pigs. Our friends loved the show and suggested we produce it for public viewing. It has since become one of our most popular shows, filled with audience participation and humor aimed at all ages.


Mrs. Pig has had it with her sons. They don't get along, and make her house a pig stye. She decides that if they continue to be little rascals that she'll be forced to toss them out of the house.
We meet her first son, Yellow. She asks him to play the guitar for the audience, but his brothers disrupt him by messing with his amp.
Her next son, Blue, shows the audience his new car. He then tells his mom that he took apart her VCR to make it a remote control car. He tries to show her how it works but his brothers fight over control of the remote.
Her last son, Red, shows off his blocks that he plays with, but his brothers knock the blocks on top of him.
Mom tells the pigs that if they don't get along, she'll be forced to kick them out of the house. But when she leaves, they fight again.
Mom scolds her sons, but they squeel and try and get her pity.
It almost works, but the audience convinces the mom otherwise, and she asks them to leave home.
Meanwhile, out in the real world where the pigs have been forced to build their own homes, we meet Bernard, the big good wolf. He's a vegetarian and an avid book reader. We learn that he's on a new diet, called the "alphabet" diet. Each day he eats something starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Today he's on the letter P, and he's starving. The audience suggests pigs, but he'd rather have some pizza.
Yellow has built a cheap straw house, and with the money he saved he bought 144 "Payday" candy bars. Bernard smells the "Payday's" (which start with "P") and he asks nicely if he could have one. Yellow is very rude and teasing to Bernard, so Bernard blows down his house, and yellow runs to Blue's house. Unfortunately for Bernard, Yellow has eaten all 144 candy bars.
Bernard moves on to the next house, still very hungry, and is treated poorly by Blue as well.
With the audience's help, Bernard blows down Blue's shack too. Blue and Yellow run in terror to Red's house. When bernard finds nothing to eat in Blue's house either, he breaks down in tears, still quite hungry.
Red finds the wolf upset and offers his help. He gets Bernard a can of peas. Bernard is very grateful and thanks Red. The pigs reconcile with each other and decide to live together. They celebrate and invite mom over to show her how they can work together.

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