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Friday, January 11, 2013

An Evening of Fairy Tales

This February ACT (a community theatre) is proud to present Mirror Mirror by Bruce Kane, and Not-So-Grimm Tales by Kevin Bean. These two short plays re-introduce some of the classic fairy tales to us in fresh new ways, producing a night of theatre fit for the whole family.

Not-So-Grimm Tales is about a mother who hearing her daughter playing with her dolls, realizes that the lessons that have been learned by her daughter from Fairy Tales are not necessarily the ones that she would want her daughter to learn. In the mother’s eyes, the daughter should learn that princesses can save themselves, and not always have to wait helplessly for a prince to come.

Through several hilarious re-tellings of classic Fairy Tales, Not-So-Grimm delivers a new take on the classics, with a much more politically correct and empowering message. Not-So-Grimm Tales is presented by a talent cast of young people, all still students in various middle and high schools around Charlottetown! Not-So-Grimm Tales is directed by Marly Haines and Frances Ann Squire, and Stage Managed by Virginia Harris.

Mirror Mirror is directed by Keir Malone and Stage Managed by Alex Johnston. In a land where “beauty is only skin deep - thank God” a “woman of a certain age” takes drastic action when she learns that she’s been surpassed in the looks department by her sexy stepdaughter as the tales of “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White” get rolled into a 90210 facelift in this funny one act play.

Mirror Mirror was a Finalist in the Macra National Drama Festival in Ireland and the winner of the East Division All England Theatre Festival for “Best Comedy”.

This evening of theatre will be presented at 7:00 pm at The Guild on February 7th, 8th and 9th with an afternoon matinee performance on the 9th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are 12$, or 10$ for students and seniors.

Tickets are available from the Box Office of The Guild.

For more information contact us at, or follow us on Twitter @notsogrimm

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