WAKE FOREST — Many Wake Forest parents have grown up hearing the dopey vulture on The Bugs Bunny Show exclaim that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Next Wednesday’s Forest Moon Children’s Interactive Theater presentation of “Attack of the Ugg Bugs” turns this saying on its ear.
“When Ugg Bugs use their snarkleblat words, not only do the play’s actors and narrator get sick, but eventually so does the audience,” says Mitzi Bissette, a player for Forest Moon. “It’s a great opportunity for kids and parents alike to take it ‘over the top’ with their own acting, playing along with the characters on the stage.”
The Ugg Bugs eventually learn the value of kind words through the actions and encouragement of a beautiful stranger. Partially improvised, no two performances of “Attack of the Ugg Bugs” are the same.
The first performance of Ugg Bugs is June 25 at 11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased online at wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx) or at the performance.