The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka, which the girls actually got from their aunt Chris as a Christmas gift a few years ago, this production was excellent.  The girls were enthralled by the witty female reporter who sought out the “true story” (and it soon became apparent that the “truth” depends greatly on one’s perspective!)

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

November 14-21, 2010 – Various Locations


Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is proud to present the Pittsburgh premiere of Emerald City Theatre company and their original stage adaptation of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, based on the award winning, best-selling book by Jon Scieszka and illustrations by Lane Smith.

The performances will take place at six Pittsburgh area locations from November 14-21, 2010. Performance locations, dates, times include: City: Byham Theater, Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. and a student matinee, Monday, November 15, at 10:15 a.m.; East: Gateway High School, November 17, at 7:00 p.m.; North:Marshall Middle School, November 18, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; West: Hopewell High School, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.; South: Upper St. Clair High School, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; and Butler: Seneca Valley Senior High School, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.

Emerald City Theatre received the 2009 Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Award for Chicago’s “Best Theater for Kids.” The organization’s mission is to produce family theater experiences that serve as a child’s gateway to the arts. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs was adapted for the stage by Emerald City Theatre’s co-founder and artistic associate Alyn Cardarelli, and directed and choreographed by associate artistic director Ernie Nolan. Emerald City Theatre makes their Pittsburgh debut as a performing arts company with this tour and this stage production is also a premiere for the area. The world premiere adaptation of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, was on January 16, 2010 in Chicago. Emerald City Theatre is a leader in presenting theater for young audiences in the Chicago area and throughout the United States. The company has produced and performed over 23 world premiere shows.

Show Synopsis, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Every story has at least two sides and Alexander Wolf says his is the truth. According to Alexander Wolf, he went visiting the pigs in search of a neighborly cup of sugar so he could bake a cake for his granny. But a poorly timed sneeze caused disaster! In this highly interactive live stage production, there’s a story breaking at The Fairy Tale Tattler and the audience joins ace reporter Random Adjective to help him find out the scoop on a recent double “hamicide” by using detective reporting skills to uncover the truth. The “true” story is then selected by the audience at each performance. Cast of characters include Random Adjective (ace reporter), The Three Little Pigs (whose houses were destroyed in the incident), the Chief, Granny and last but not least Alexander T. Wolf (who declares that he is innocent).

Individual tickets ($11 at the door; $9.50 in advance) can be ordered online at, by calling (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling (412) 471-6930.



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