Riley’s Farm Theatre Company presents “Red Riding Hood Goes West”

By on July 12, 2017

Nestled in the hills above Yucaipa, the cool(er) temperatures and wooded mountains await with a special treat for the whole family. Riley’s Farm Theatre Company will present a delightful melodrama, “Red Riding Hood Goes West” on four weekend nights in July and August.

Join the troupe for this zany and mad-cap melodrama. The production is a re-imagining of the brothers Grimm classic fairy tale Red Riding Hood albeit this version brings wagons-ho to the dusty hills of Texas. The story tells of Little Red, who when born was given a bonnet of red velvet, which suited her so well her name soon followed.

The melodrama will give you, your family, friends and neighbors an opportunity to cheer for our Hero, the handsome, dashing, classic western ranch hand, Dale Lee! Boo and hiss at the villainous, wretched, evil schemer, Mr. Wolf. And laugh with a whole cast of quirky, though good-natured townsfolk.

The full dinner experience will include a sumptuous dinner including an appetizer of an assortment of fresh-cut fruit followed by a hearty meal of red cabbage slaw, a summer vegetable medley, crushed potatoes, corn bread, a quarter pound BBQ chicken and pork ribs. Dessert includes a berry cobbler.

The experiential evening starts with check-in at Riley’s Farms’ General Store and be guided to your table for the appetizer in the Packing Shed. Then hop aboard a hayride and tour the untamed countryside of the western territories, aka rural Texas, 1875!

Next, enjoy Act I – “The Good, the Bad, and the Abnormal” followed by dinner. Act II – “A fist full of Pennies” is followed by dessert and lively dancing; The evening concludes with Act III – “For a few laughs more.”

The entertaining evenings will be staged on Saturday, July 22 and 29 and again on Friday, Aug. 4 and concluding with a final performance on Saturday, Aug. 5. The Saturday check-in time is 5:30 p.m.; the one Friday night dinner and performance check-in begins one hour later at 6:30 p.m. The Friday night adventure is scheduled to end at 10 p.m.; the Saturday performances will end at 9 p.m.

Prices for this night to be remembered are adults, $40; children (ages 3 to 12) are $35. To purchase tickets online go to: https://store.rileysfarm.com/product-category/theatre/red-riding/. For additional information contact Riley’s Farm at; 909-790-TIME (8463).