Trike Family Day: Birdie & the Beanstalk Performance

April 1, 2023 @ 10:30AM — 11:00AM Central Time (US & Canada)

Bailey Center - Mount Sequoyah Center: 150 N Skyline Drive Fayetteville, AR 72701 Get Directions

Trike Family Day: Birdie & the Beanstalk Performance image

We're bringing Theatre for Young Audiences to the Mountain!

Presented with support from the Arkansas Arts Council

Birdie and The Beanstalk

By Meg Greene

Recommended for ages 2+
Duration: 45 minutes

ABOUT THE SHOW: Jack has gone up the beanstalk, leaving his little sister Birdie below as the lookout. Birdie wants to help Jack, but something is stopping her – her fear of something terrible happening. As Jack’s quest in the Giant World becomes dangerous, Birdie’s fear grows. When Jack needs her help, Birdie has to summon the courage to overcome her fear by naming it, calming it, finding safety, and eventually taming her fear. With the help of Clementine the Cow and the audience, Birdie realizes she can embrace her fear to protect her family.

Birdie and The Beanstalk reimagines the classic tale of Jack and The Beanstalk using puppets and live actors.

JACK…Justin Mackey
BIRDIE…Audrey Romero

DIRECTOR…Fran Sillau
STAGE MANAGER…Allie Sorensen
PROPS…Kali Coates
LIGHTS…Laura Happel


ABOUT TRIKE: Trike is northwest Arkansas’s theatre for youth. A safe place where young people explore the world and get to know themselves — all truly great and unique people — all year round, by imagining and having fun! Learn more at

Note from the director:

What does it mean to face your fears? For young people, this can be a very difficult, abstract process. How can we, as grow-ups, help them through this emotional journey?

One way to navigate facing fear is through storytelling and imaginative play. Birdie and The Beanstalk utilizes the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk and gives young people the opportunity to take an active role in the characters' worlds. Ultimately the young people gain agency and help their friends on stage equip themselves with tools to face their fears. At the same time, young people transfer these same tools to their own world.

It is my belief that theater for children should be grounded in quality literature. This play offers the chance to revisit this classic tale, or be introduced to it for the first time.

We hope you enjoy our show.

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