Renaissance Centre to present free streaming of “Little Red Hen” April 13

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre (WFRC) will re-open for in-person events with Yolanda Rabun in concert on Friday, May 7. Until then, the WFRC continues to offer free online visual and performing arts experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. On Tuesday, April 13, from 7-7:45 p.m., Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Little Red Hen” on the Renaissance Centre Facebook page.

Geared for children in grades K-5, “Little Red Hen” is based on the traditional folk storybook with music and lyrics by Ford Flannagan. “Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” said the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel-good, foot-stompin’ country musical.

Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, this performance is presented as part of the WFRC’s Arts In Education programming.

For more information, visit or call the WFRC Box Office at 919-435-9458. To learn more about the Renaissance Centre, including our virtual programming, like us on Facebook and sign up for free updates via E-Notifier.