Paris High School Theatre Department Presents
Brothers Grimm Spectaculation / By Amy Burrows, PHS Theatre Sponsor
On the left Daniel Gamino, Hannah England, and Madison Turner prepare for opening this Friday. On the right, it’s story time with Reagan Stone as Cinderella and Shelby Wilson as the wicked stepmother.
Directed by Paris High senior Maggie Maxwell, the short play Brothers Grimm Spectaculation attempts to recreate all 2,019 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, the production attempts to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil’s Grandmother.
These are not your Disney fairy tales. When two humorous narrators, played by seniors Alex Montellano and Caroline Janes, attempt to blend these often not so wholesome tales the hilarity begins. It’s fun and laughter for all with the help of audience participation. Content matter is appropriate for 6th grade and older.
Showtimes are Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held in the PHS Black Box Theater where seating is limited. Admission is $2 for students and $5 for adults. Patrons should use the staff parking lot nearest the ag building and tennis courts.
Cast members include Caroline Janes, Alex Montellano, Abby Cannon, Daniel Gamino, Wyndon Johnson, Josephina Mata, Ana Luna, Adryan McGuire, Shelby Wilson, Savanna James, Sommer James, Hannah England, Madison Turner, Kala Vickers, Bridger Gottshalk, Caitlin Simpson, Molly Law, and Reagan Stone.