Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Settings Of Play - The yard before the Snow family hovel in the middle of a
great forest on the outskirts of Cinderville. A porch, an
abandoned hog trough, rustic things, a tree, and a grave by
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Rosey Snow is trapped in a fairy tale world that is by turns funny and a little frightening, with her stepsisters Goneril and Regan, her demented stepmother, her lecherous father, a bewildered Prince, a fairy godmother who sings salty old sailor songs, a troll and a possibly homicidal village idiot. This play investigates the archetypal origins of the world's most popular fairy tale, contrasting the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker, more ancient and disturbing tale recorded by the brothers Grimm. Grotesque farce and romantic fantasy blend in a fairy tale for adults.
First produced at Indiana State University Summerstage in 1978, directed by Gary Stewart.