By Don Zolidis | Directed by Linda Baker
Showings: March 11 at 12 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24 at 7 p.m., March 18 & 25th at 2 p.m.
“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” is a comedic play written by Don Zolidis that takes the audience on a wild and hilarious journey through the classic fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. The play is designed to be a fast-paced and irreverent adaptation of these well-known stories, offering a fresh and comically absurd take on the fairy tales we all grew up with.
The play is framed as a competition in which two narrators, often played by just two actors, attempt to tell all 209 of the Grimm Brothers’ stories in a single evening. This sets the stage for a madcap race against time, as the narrators switch between roles and characters, often with lightning-fast costume changes and minimal props. As they try to recount the tales, the stories become increasingly exaggerated, twisted, and mashed together, resulting in a comedic mishmash of familiar characters and plotlines.
Throughout the play, the audience encounters iconic characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Hansel and Gretel, but their stories are retold in unexpected and absurd ways. The humor in the play arises from the witty and absurd reinterpretations of these classic tales, as well as the sheer chaos and comedic energy of the performers.
“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” is known for its irreverent humor, quick-paced storytelling, and its ability to turn beloved fairy tales on their heads. It offers a fresh and comedic perspective on these timeless stories, making it a delightful and entertaining experience for both audiences familiar with the original tales and those new to the world of the Brothers Grimm.