If you know nothing about "Wiley and the Hairy Man," the charming show put on by Wise Fool Theater than opened Friday night, you are certainly not alone. But as you walk into the Lincoln Park Middle School auditorium, the wall is covered with colorful artwork of the main characters as imagined by dozens of kids from nothing more than the title of Suzan Zeder's play. Wiley lives in the swamp with his Mammy and his Dog, and is worried that the Hairy Man is going to get him, so he faces his fears and decides to get the Hairy Man first.
Wiley and his mama live near the swamp; together, they trick the scary ol' hairy man three times, getting rid of him forever. A traditional southern tale has been retold for newly independent readers but loses nothing of the original's energy and suspense. Author Interviews Meet your favorite authors and illustrators in our video interviews.
Nicole Morsfield. Set in the southern bayous of America, Wiley lives with his voodoo-practicing single mother, Mammy. According to costume designer Krystal Smoger, the Hairy Man costume was made of a tunic an over garment without pants covered with layers upon layers of scrap fabrics and gauze that has been dyed different colors.
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Two modem artists tell satisfying stories of vicious monsters duped by innocents whose only power lies in their courage, virtue and imagination. Though both artists tell. Adapted Front an American Folk Tale.
Three performances will be presented on Thursday, March 28 and Saturday, March 30 at p. As a bonus, families are welcome to stop by the Performing Arts Center lobby before the matinee on Sunday for a hands-on puppetry activity and a chance to meet the characters from the play. Directed by Associate Professor Dr.
Wiley and the Hairy Man is a spooky story for kids about a young boy named Wiley who defeats a hairy creature that lives in the swamp near his home. It is based on an old African-American folktale collected in Alabama, but the story probably came from Africa originally. There was a young boy named Wiley who lived with his mama in a ramshackle hut, deep in the swamp. Wiley listened to his mama.
Updated: September 9, am. Chowns is deaf and signs his lines in American Sign Language throughout the performance. The whimsi….
The Guide begins with a letter to educators who are bringing their students to a school day performance of Wiley and the Hairy Man by Susan Zeder. In addition to the play guide, Sarah created a "kids' space", a place where children can learn about the play, in the Tower Room. This space contained learning stations where the children could see pieces of the scenery in various stages of completion, hear sound effects and play with puppets. Thank you for taking time to make theatre part of your classroom.