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Red Riding Hood

By Allison Gregory

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois

Wolfgang, the world’s greatest actor, is getting ready to act out the tale of Red Riding Hood, playing all the roles himself of course. Except Wolfgang is interrupted by a Delivery Person who decides to join the fun. Two actors take on all the roles in this furiously fast, funny and surprising adaptation that asks what it means to bravely write your own story. Like an unexpected package, when you open up a fairytale, you never know what you’re going to find.

  • Run Dates MAR 22 - APR 7, 2024
  • Duration 70 minutes
  • Members Receive Rose members receive FREE tickets to this show!
  • Ticket Price $30

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Red Riding Hood Photo

Show Program

Cast & Credits


  • Delivery Person – Carina DuMarce
  • Wolfgang – Rachel Smart

Artistic / Production Credits

  • Director – Matt Gutschick
  • Stage Manager – Meghan Boucher
  • Scenic Designer – Whitney Lehn Meltz
  • Properties Designer/Coordinator – Ren Walther
  • Costume, Hair, & Makeup Designer – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Lighting Designer – Sierra Smith
  • Sound Designer/Engineer – Christy Hernandez
  • Artistic Director – Matt Gutschick
  • Director of Production – Sarah Buck
  • Director of Strategy and Community Impact – Kathy Tyree
  • Technical Director – Jackson Curtright
  • Resident Prop Mistress – Devon Denn-Young
  • Resident Lighting Designer & Lead Electrician – Matt Benes
  • Resident Sound Designer & Audio Engineer – Christy Hernandez
  • Resident Stage Manager – Meghan Boucher
  • Scenic Charge Artist – Trent Grooms
  • Costume and Makeup Director – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Costume Shop Manager – Katie Greve
  • Production Technician – Ren Walther
  • Audio/Lighting Apprentice – Sierra Smith
  • Stage Management Apprentice – Erin McNeley-Phelps
  • Swing Tech – Aiden Carman
  • Drapers – Katie Greve, Zach Kloppenborg
  • Stichers – Katie Greve, Seana Holmes, Zach Kloppenborg
  • Run Crew – Ransom Buda
Carina DuMarce

Carina DuMarce

Delivery Person -

Hau, mitakuyepi! Carina is a queer, nonbinary, Dakota Theater Educator & Actor originally from South Dakota.
Carina has been a Teaching Artist and Company Actor at the Rose since Fall of 2018; they are now the Associate Director of CommUNITY Connections at The Rose Theater.
As part of their teaching philosophy, Carina continues to make space for Native youth to share their culture and explore storytelling in a theatrical setting – breaking down theatrical colonial mindset one straw at a time.
Some of their favorite theatrical endeavors include Giraffes Can't Dance(as Gerald), Winnie the Pooh (as Winnie the Pooh), Darkness Like A Dream (as Hermia),The Jungle Book (as Baloo), Ella Enchanted (as Olive), Eurydice (Director), and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Stage Manager/Prop Designer). #MMIW #BLM

Pidamaye! Awáŋihdaka.

Rachel Smart

Rachel Smart

Wolfgang -

Rachel is ecstatic to make her Rose debut in Red Riding Hood! She has fond memories of watching productions at the Rose as a child, so performing and working here is a dream come true. As a grown up, Rachel is an actor, teacher, playwright, and artist. She graduated in 2022 from Northwestern College where she received her bachelor’s in theater. At NWC she was able to work in almost every realm of theater from performance, to directing, to designing, to dramaturgy, to playwriting, and more! Currently at the Rose Rachel works as a Teaching Artist Fellow. This year she has been blessed to spend her days with intelligent, funny, and insightful students, as well as thoughtful and passionate co-workers. She would like to thank her family, her best friends, and her teachers for always supporting her passion for art.

Previous Credits:
Julius Caesar- Old School Shakespeare Omaha
(Directed) Before the World Goes Dark- The Rose
(Directed) War of the Worlds- The Rose
The Cherry Orchard- Northwestern College
Little Shop of Horrors- Northwestern College

Red Riding Hood Photo

Promo Photos

Carina DuMarce as Delivery Person and Rachel Smart as Wolfgang in The Rose Theater’s production of RED RIDING HOOD, playing March 22 – April 7, 2024.

Photos by Audrey Wardian
Studio: Luli Creative House