Theater Snacks

Contextual Information

Time of Interview: April 21st, 5:08 p.m.

Location of Interview: Interior of Informant’s Room, Arts and Humanities

Informant’s First Encounter w/ Folklore: Freshman Year of Private High School

When Folklore is Performed: During the production of a play



“In high school theatre we used to have peanut M& M’s before every show to remember the time before any of us remembered when there was a lot of division between the cast and crew. Apparently it was like a West Side Story backstage. However, both the cast and crew work together to produce the same awesome show, so like the actors being the peanut protein you need and the chocolate and shell being what makes it look good, we come together to perform.”


The use of visual metaphors, along with treats such as Peanut M&Ms, allows for the cast and crew to unite together for the purpose of putting on a great show.