A week ago, we finished the semester with [More] Deleted Scenes from Fairy Tales with the middle school students, and Icarus Livingstone Falls Into the Sea with the high schoolers. I’ll be getting a page up for Deleted soon, and I’ll post a post-show draft of Icarus when I have time to digest and reflect.
In the meantime, some details:
[More] Deleted Scenes from Fairy Tales
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Storytelling creatures share assorted apocrypha of old stories.
Three Little Pigs: The Three Little Pigs are roommates in a band. After playing at Stubbs, the band breaks up. Being creatives, they build their houses out of straw, sticks, and bricks, but the winds of gentrification threaten to blow them down and turn them into breakfast tacos. “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.” “Look, man, my money was good when I wrote you the check. If the check bounced, that’s on you, not on me.”
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: The wolf is unemployed and seriously thinking about opening an Etsy store when he hears the boy calling him.
Snow White: The dwarves are member of the United Dwarven Miners Union, Local 64, and when Snow White takes over the house they prove that the Union keeps them strong.
Rumplestiltskin: When the Queen is unable to guess his name, Rumplestiltskin actually gets a baby – and realizes he’s far from equipped to raise it.
Little Red Riding Hood:Little Red does not guess that her grandma is, in fact, the wolf…. And the wolf must then take on some of Grandma’s responsibilities.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The three bears vow vengeance and break into Goldilock’s house to destroy her stuff.
Icarus Livingstone Falls Into the Sea
The Dead put the broken Icarus back together, assembling his story into a labyrinth. They tell of his boyhood friendship with Tor, who would later become The Minotaur, and Theseus, the hero who would kill Tor. They tell of his ambitious and distant father – who enabled the cruelest of the king’s actions. They tell of the mothers who miss their boys. They tell a story of how the boy fell from the sky —