As a student of journalism, I am a true believer in the power of the written word. And, apparently, so are the cows in Doreen Cronin's hilarious picture book: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. When the cows discover a typewriter in their barn, they begin making demands of Farmer Brown. It's cold in the barn. They want electric blankets.
Ridiculous, thinks Farmer Brown, and he refuses their request. But then the cows refuse to give any more milk. And the hens join the cows in solidarity and refuse to give any more eggs. The duck is the barnyard mediator, shuffling typed messages back and forth between the farmer and the cows. But, it seems that even ducks have desires for creature comforts.
Bloomington's own Cardinal Stage Company presents a theatrical adaptation of Click, Clack, Moo. The show opens at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center on October 8, but you can get a sneak preview of the fun in store (or shall we say: on the farm?) at our preview performance on Saturday, October 1 at 11 am. Join us in the Main Library Auditorium when cast members from Cardinal's production of Click, Clack, Moo present scenes from the show. It's sure to be mooooovelous!