This is an article from Chicken, Mary Colussi, 8th Grader, St. Ann School.
“The Coupe’s at it again. The last time our fabulously theatric faces graced the pages of the Gloucester Daily Times, we were saving Sherwood. But that was so Renaissance. We’ve traveled even farther back in time, still in England, to the mystical and bumbling land of Camelot. And let me tell you, “Monty Python and the 21 Chickens” is not your average King Arthur story. Mostly because King Arthur is… wait for it… a girl! Scandalous, no? It is precisely this kind of innovation that should motivate you to immerse yourself in culture and come and see one of our three performances. Hey, why don’t you come to all of them? If not, the French Taunter will be very put out, and trust me, he is not the kind of guy you want to make angry. I called his mother a hamster once, and I still have the emotional scars.
Anyway, the shows are on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 P.M. and Saturday March 31st at 3:00 and 7:00. The Chicken Coupe is still stationed at the fantastically wonderful Unitarian Universalist Church at Rockport. The shows are free, but donations are gratefully accepted; they will benefit Dona Lambert’s Summer Playhouse, a theater program I myself am going to participate in. On a partially solemn but mostly giggly-in-an-excited-way note, allow me to say this. This is an immense project, far larger than we anticipated, and I have never been more proud of the Chickens. The show is set to a soundtrack of the Beatles, Star Wars, and our own delighted heartbeats. Even King Arthur would be satisfied. Hope to see you there!”