South Winn MS students take to stage

 

South Winn MS students take to stage

 

Take all the Brothers Grimm characters – children, ogres, witches, dwarfs, animals, fairies, giants – and cast them into the blender of the stage. Then drink deeply of the resulting elixir. A bizarre, boisterous ballyhoo everyone should see!

South Winn Middle School will present “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, in the high school auditorium.

Tickets will be available at the door for adults ($3) and $2 for students.

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two naughty narrators and 13 saucy actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” and “Hansel and Gretel” to more bizarre, obscure stories like “The Devil's Grandmother” and “The Girl Without Hands.” 

The “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” written by Don Zolidis (prolific playwright, screenwriter, and professor of playwriting at Ursinus College just outside of Philadelphia), features an all-youth cast presenting tales collected by the Grimm Brothers in a contemporary, screwball, irreverent style.  

Told in a similar style to the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” is a madcap romp through the beloved (and not-so-beloved) stories everyone knows so well. Two sparring narrators attempt to combine fairy tales into one impossibly complicated storyline in this hilarious theatrical event.

 

 

CUTLINE:

A large cast of South Winn Middle School students will present “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, in the high school auditorium. Cast members include (front, l-r) Sarah Cullen, Mariah Durham, Josie Lennon, Christina Nesvik, Brynn Bakken, Tiffany Riehle, Madisen Ondrashek, Allison Walz; (middle) Sierra Breitsprecher, Sadie McGee, Melissa Ward, Morgan Martin, Jaden Severson, Amber Brincks, Elizabeth Cullen; (back) Wyatt Wilson, Oliver Fosaaen, Madelyn Monroe, Sawyer Breitsprecher, Ashley Budde, Brennan McDermott, and Angelia Hakim. Not pictured is the sound and light crew of Eric Franzen, Andrew Wagner, and Ashley Davis assisted by high school students Logan Brincks, Lucas Brincks, and Danon Hageman.

 
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