|Kara and her sisters show off their Pippi posters outside of Freight and Salvage.|
Every BACT show I watch has a different thing that makes it special. For this
show it was bright, cheerful and surprisingly strong Pippi. The BACT play Pippi
Longstocking is based on the stories in the Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid
Lindgren, which were first published in Sweden, in 1945. In comparison to the
books the play has the same great stories with the addition of lively songs, fun props
and exciting staging.
The story is about Pippi, a girl whose mom is gone and her dad
is a pirate lost at sea, so she lives all by herself with a pet horse and a monkey. She
is very silly and has red hair. She also wears mismatched stockings and a patched
blue dress. Next door are two kids named Annika and Tommy. They play with Pippi
and go on fun adventures with her. I really liked watching the book come to life as a
play. My favorite part of the play was when Pippi goes to a carnival and sees a
circus. During the circus the Ringmaster challenges someone to wrestle the strong
man and if they win he will give them a bag full of money. Pippi volunteers and then she wins!
|Pippi challenges the strong man, and she wins!|
My favorite characters were Pippi, Annika and Tommy. I like Tommy and
Annika because they are kind and they are very nice friends. If I ever met them I
would want to be their friend. I like Pippi because she is brave, clever, strong and
funny. She can get out of any situation and she is fun to be around. I really enjoyed
how the characters brought out their personalities. The actors who did this the best
were the robbers. The sneaky robbers had hysterical personalities.
|Pippi and her pal Annika.|
I think Pippi Longstocking is a good play to watch with your family. It is funny, cheerful and the
perfect show to see.
Don't take Kara's word for it--see for yourself. Pippi plays through March 19th. Tickets at bactheatre.org