[Childsplay]

Tim Trumble

Before I saw the play (“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”) I read the book. I was wondering how the cows, hen and duck were going to look. When I read the book, I didn’t think it was that funny. But when I saw the play, it wasn’t funny — it was hilarious!

I loved the play so much because of the cows, the hen, the duck and Farmer Brown, and the characters were very funny. The characters had a lot of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm makes everything more interesting. I positively know that you will love the play! The play was totally awesome! I loved it so much, especially after the play, before the interviews, I was about to scream because it was so good!

The play was about a farmer who had a farm. The cows and hen wanted electric blankets, and a duck wanted a diving board. Also, it seemed like the duck and hen were in love!

After the play, I went backstage for a tour. Then it was time for my interviews.

Yolanda London, who was Cow 1, said her character is strong and non-violent. Katie McFadzen, who was Cow 2, said that she has been in more than 100 plays!

It was Debra K. Stevens’ birthday when I went to see the play. She was the Hen. Her answer was that she loved being the hen!

Tim Shawver was Duck. He answered his question and said “I do love my character.” John Moum was Farmer Brown. He said that he loves (singing in a) choir.

I loved the play, like always. All of you people reading this should go watch that spectacular Childsplay show right now!

If you go

What: When the animals at Farmer Brown’s get fed up with working conditions, they take to their typewriters for a peaceful protest in “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” a play for kids ages 3 and older that’s based on the picture book by Doreen Cronin.

When: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through March 3

Where: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway

Cost: Tickets start at $12

Information: (480) 350-2822 or Childsplayaz.org

• This article was originally published by Childsplay, a theater company specializing in productions for young audiences and families. It is part of Childsplay’s Kid Reporter program, in which four local youngsters ages 7-12 write reviews of performances of the 2012-13 season. The reporters also get an exclusive backstage tour and interview with cast members. For more information, visit Childsplayaz.org.

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