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Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

Festival at First 8: Fractured Fairy Tales

Festival@First 8 marks the return of Theatre@First's summer short play festival after a five-year hiatus! Fractured Fairy Tales will present nine creative variations on fairy tale themes, chosen from almost 300 submissions from all over the world. Don't miss a night of princes and princesses, witches and animals, magic and laughter, and the occasional monster under the bed. Contains mature themes and language.

 

Performance Schedule

Performances will take place at The Unity Church of God, 6 William St., Somerville (Davis Square). For more information please email festival@theatreatfirst.org.

Friday July 31 8:00pm
Saturday August 1 2:00pm (matinee)
Saturday August 1 8:00pm
Thursday August 6 8:00pm
Friday August 7 8:00pm
Saturday August 8 8:00pm

 

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The Plays

Hansel & Gretel, by Jenn Dlugos & Charlie Hatton

Director: Nick Bennett-Zendzian

What if Hansel & Gretel got lost in Boston instead of the woods?

Hansel...........Andy Lebrun
Gretel...........Jeanette Jarvis
Witch...........Jenny Gutbezahl
Ensemble...........Brian Edgar


The Soul of a Magical Unicorn, by Jaclyn Grogan

Director: Jess Viator

When the Magical Unicorn's soul doesn't help Lance in the way he expected, he threatens to sell it on Craigslist.

Unicorn...........Elizabeth McIntyre
Lance...........Richie DeJesus


Charming, by Mark Harvey Levine

Director: Mare Freed
Rehearsal Assistant: Jay Sekora

The third date's the charm for a single prince to awaken to who he really is inside.

Matthew...........Brian Rust
Jennifer...........Vickie Wu


The Sunshower Bride, by Maggie Lee

Director: Brigid Battell

Whenever the sun shines as the rain falls, a Fox marries a Tiger...or does she?

Miranda...........Kelly Gainor
Ryan...........Ervin Melara
Chad...........Eric Cheung


Fairy Tale Etiquette or Something Like It, by Annie Hochheiser

Director: Shelley MacAskill
Rehearsal Assistant: Lisa Sturgeon

Princess Cordelia has been waiting six years for her true love to rescue her from her locked tower. Instead, she gets Prince Jack.

Cordelia...........Nicole Jones
Jack...........Andy Lebrun


Fairy Tale, by Chris Lockheardt

Director: Joye Thaller
Rehearsal Assistant: Ala Solsvig

Three sisters tell stories as a means of explaining and coping with what is going on in their household in this surreal piece.

Alice...........Annie Hochheiser
Cindy...........Anna Muench
Belle...........Jackie Freyman


Losing It, by Kelly Dwyer

Director: Amy Bennett-Zendzian
Rehearsal Assistant: Ashley Rose

A grad student in women's studies interviews three classic Disney princesses about a sensitive subject.

Graduate Student...........Kate Peterson
Snow White...........Cari Keebaugh
Cinderella...........Nicole Jones
Aurora...........Elizabeth Leonard


My Monster and Me, by Natalie Osborne

Director: Mike Haddad

A ten-year-old girl has some real talk with the monster who has been living in her closet.

Mom...........Rose Martin
Lila...........Anna Muench
Monster...........Brian Edgar


Just Right... For Murder!, by Evan Turissini

Director: Mindy Klenoff
Rehearsal Assistant: Tegan Kehoe

In a noir-themed, pun-ridden comedy, Goldilocks is approached by the Big Bad Wolf to investigate a case.

Goldilocks...........Annie Hochheiser
Big Bad Wolf...........Eric Cheung
Humpty Dumpty...........Matt Ringel
Papa Bear...........Brian Edgar
Mama Bear...........Rose Martin
Baby Bear...........Richie DeJesus


Crew

Festival Producer ..... Caitlin Mason
Festival Director ..... Amy Bennett-Zendzian
Assistant Festival Director ..... Mike Haddad
Technical Director ..... James Scheffler
Set Designer

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Nellie Farrington
Sound Designer ..... Brad Smith
Costume Designer ..... Emily Rosser
Props Designer ..... Brigid Battell
Stage Manager ..... Katie Aasland
House Manager ..... Liz Salazar