LowellArts Youth Theater to perform ‘The Trial of Goldilocks’

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The comedic performance will present the trial in three points of view: the traditional, the Bears’ and Goldilocks’ to determine whether Goldilocks is guilty of intruding in a house in the woods. Courtesy LowellArts Youth Theater

After COVID-19 halted LowellArts Youth Theater’s comedy production of “The Trial of Goldilocks” by Joseph Robinette last year, the theater will be raising the curtains for a performance this spring.

The play will be shown three times: 7 p.m. April 16 and 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 17 at Lowell Performing Arts Center/Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes St.

The comedic performance will present the trial in three points of view: the traditional, the Bears’ and Goldilocks’ to determine whether Goldilocks is guilty of intruding in a house in the woods.

The production will feature a hard-of-hearing judge, a harried clerk, two comic lawyers, a jury of any size with tables, chairs, beds and forest animals.

“We all grew up knowing one version of the story,” said Teresa Goldner, director of the production and the judge who will oversee the trial. “But as we have all learned, there is more than one side to every story. Goldilocks is facing charges of breaking and entering and is pleading her case to a jury of her peers. The defense and prosecuting attorneys have selected a jury, and the trial is about to begin. We are committed to holding all parties responsible for their role in these events and will continue fighting for a happily-ever-after conclusion for all involved.”

The production includes youth and teen actors ages 8 and up from Lowell and surrounding communities. The cast members are Ellory Duimstra, Wyatt Duimstra, Amelia Herrera, Adria Herring, Neil LaPonsie, Olivia Meekhof, Eleanor Pastor, Adelaide Plank, Victor Preiss, Jozelyn Stroud, Calla Swayze, Brody Swift, Stella Tessmer and Olivia VanGroningen

Individuals can watch the production in-person or enjoy a livestream. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here or by calling 897-8545.

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