‘Goldilocks: The Curse of the Porridge’ premieres at Theatre in Square on Sat.
by Sally Litchfield
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From left, Anna Stern, Genevieve Cortez, Jenna Rohrbach, Kate Ridenour, Carter Caden and Winfrey McManus act out a scene from ‘Goldilocks: The Curse of The Porridge,’ which will be presented by Young Actor’s Playhouse at Theatre in the Square this weekend and next. <br>Special to the MDJ
From left, Anna Stern, Genevieve Cortez, Jenna Rohrbach, Kate Ridenour, Carter Caden and Winfrey McManus act out a scene from ‘Goldilocks: The Curse of The Porridge,’ which will be presented by Young Actor’s Playhouse at Theatre in the Square this weekend and next.
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Enjoy a play with your family. This weekend, go see “Goldilocks: The Curse of the Porridge” presented by Young Actor’s Playhouse at The Theatre in the Square in Marietta.

Written by Don Goodner, founder and artistic director of Marietta Players/Young Actors Playhouse, the play appeals to people of all ages.

“It’s a funny play. It’s clever, and it has really fun music. Kids enjoy it for the fun, and adults enjoy it for the humor. I have a quirky sense of humor, and adults seem to enjoy my stories. The adults seem to really get a kick out of it,” said Goodner, who writes all the plays produced by the Young Actors Playhouse (previously known as Children’s Garden Theatre).

The story draws from different characters and fairytales.

“I took concepts of the original fairytale and incorporated it into this play. I threw in a couple of other stories as well,” the Cherokee County resident said.

In “Goldilocks: The Curse of the Porridge,” Goldilocks’ village has been cursed. Unless Goldilocks learns to face her fears, everyone will turn into bears.

“The theme of the story is facing your fears and not being afraid of things that you don’t need to be afraid of,” he said.

Young Actors Playhouse typically casts youths age 5 to 18 and produces six to 10 plays per year. Marietta Players also operates out of the theater and produces eight shows per year and casts adults.

“We feel like kids need a creative outlet to express themselves. What we offer appeals to kids of all talents and experiences. Because we produce so many different shows, typically kids can find something in our lineup that will appeal to them,” Goodner said.

Show times are Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mention Sawyer Road Elementary when you purchase tickets for either performance on Saturday and $1 will be donated to Sawyer Road Drama Department.

Theatre in the Square is at 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta.

Tickets are $7 for children and $10 for adults. Purchase tickets at the door or at www.youngactorsplayhouse.com.

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