red riding hood – selected scenes

little forest stage

This summer,  at Echo Lake,  a  troupe of birds attempted  a theatrical  presentation:  the cautionary  tale of a little bird in a red cloak  and a bad wolf. Selected scenes:

red meets the wolf

a wolf with bad intentions

grandma has an unexpected visitor

what big eyes you have grandma!

he pounces!

a woodsman saves the day

And everyone lived happily ever after.


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redriding hood : ann wood handmade



  1. OOuuuhhhh…that is the Most frightening Wolf I have Ever seen!!!! I love the sets and the costumes! The actors were magnificent and should go On the Road!!!

  2. Oh my! What an adorable Red Riding Hood play. I’m so inspired by your creativity. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. I think my cat Bernard has been performing his own version of Red Riding Hood this summer, he is a big bad fat and fluffy grey cat, and ohhh grandma what big teeth he has. Sadly the endings have not been happy ones, I’m glad your dear little birds haven’t been introduced to him! (he’s more sinister in the garden than Mr Chillingworth!)…would love to see your version of Hansel and Gretel!

  4. Dry humor and just darling all rolled into one! I’ve been waiting to see the action at the tiny theater, and it’s been worth the wait!

  5. Absolutely wonderful! Please, please, please, think of publishing it. I would love my granddaughters to see not only this one but the other “stories” you make with your birds.

  6. you,hands down,are the most talented artist ive ever seen.i dabble abit myself and have been inspired by you to build my own ship. the shipyard(my kitchen)is working on the “annabella”(named after a great pinot noir). one side of the”hull” is complete and drying.cant wait to start the other. i knew that old vest would come in handy.thank you again for the whimsy this old world needs.

  7. this is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I could watch it all over again for a hundred times. Still feel a little sad for the wolf being shot, but i’m happy to see he’s fine in the last picture.

  8. Possibly the cutest thing in the history of cuteness! The little birdie dressed up as a wolf makes me smile every time I think of it!

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  11. Oh gosh I love it! I’m a big puppet fan. I made a puppet theater out of our old piano. I have yet to get going on the pattern I bought from you and it will probably be awhile but I have it to look forward to. Also, I’m very happy that you put up a tree! A little festivity can go a long way.

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