FAIRY TALE is comprised of five short plays, each inspired by the classic fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, Washington Irving and Charles Perrault. Each play explores the fundamentals of fairy tales, diving into their exotic worlds, rich archetypes and shadowed psychologies. The playwrights have re-imagined these elements in a grown-up world, and in doing so, expose the fears and joys which have ingrained fairy tales into global culture. Ranging in genre, the plays are funny, sad, gruesome, touching, strange and fantastical … everything a fairy tale should be.
The plays and their inspirations include: DINNER FOR THE QUEEN by Meghan E. Jones, Inspired by Snow White by the Brothers Grimm; R.I.P. CAPTAIN WENDEL by Andy Hassell,inspired by Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving; THREE SISTERS AND A CARNEY by Beth Jastroch, inspired by Three Billy Goats Gruff, a Norwegian fairy tale; KATE by Michael Bernstein, inspired by Donkeyskin by Charles Perrault; and TERROR ON HAXOS 9 by Jonathan Ashley, inspired by Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.