If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Adapted by JODY DAVIDSON
Directed by WHIT MacLAUGHLIN
Book copyright ©1985 Laura Numeroff
Illustration copyright ©1985 Felicia Bond
Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers
April 14 - June 27, 2010
Who thought that one cookie could lead to so much chaos? Laura Joffe Numeroff's bestselling book comes to life when an innocent boy generously offers a cookie to a demanding little mouse. This singular action triggers a series of escalating requests that result in mayhem – and a lot of fun! Arden Children's Theatre spins this tiny tale into a charming and sophisticated story that stays true to the beloved book and teaches a valuable lesson of cause and effect.
Most enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older.
“Joyous and unapologetic...Vaudevillian magic…[Steve] Pacek has a grand time flying around the set…Fun to parents and manic younger charges alike” –The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Whit MacLaughlin who clearly understands the minds of children - both those in the audience and those being portrayed on stage… an utterly adorable and laugh-inducing production. The performances are wonderful, but it's the world in which they exist that makes the production delightful for audience members of all ages.”
"Astonishingly creative production. As the mouse, Steve Pacek has a real flair for slapstick. David Raphaely plays the boy, and he's more than just an excellent straight man; he gets to show off his own talent for physical comedy. The two actors are greatly aided by David P. Gordon's outlandishly exaggerated set and the clever music and video design by Jorge Cousineau." –Talkin’ Broadway
Behind the Scenes–
Steve Pacek, the Mouse, talks about his theatrical career and his role in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie