The ten sketches are based on Aesops Fables and Grimm Brothers fairy tales, updated with social commentary and incorporating improvisation, comedy and a minimalist production style. The set is really bare, says director Meridith Crosley Grundei. Not a lot of props, not a lot of costumes. So, for example, there are animals in a lot of the sketches. There might be a puppet to represent the animal, or the actor might become the animal as a shadow behind a screen. Its essentially theater that places the focus squarely on the actors no special effects, no glitzy set pieces, no frills.
The show starts its run tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive in Evergreen, and continues through January 30 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and 2 p.m. Sundays. To buy tickets, $14 to $18, or for more information, call 303-674-4934 or visit www.evergreenplayers.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 14. Continues through Jan. 30, 2011