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Snow White the Comedy or Blanche Neige et les Trois Slobs

Chase & Hamill Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/18/2010 2:14 PM | Comments: 0

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Revamping a traditional fairy tale like Snow White can be a lot of fun. But if the basic narrative is already there, the rest should be very carefully and tightly written.

In this Winnipeg version, Snow White has been banished to the stables by her stepmother (played with relish by Kris Diaz) until she discovers that the girl has grown into a beauty. The girl escapes stepmom’s clutches and finds herself in a cabin in the woods occupied by "the three slobs."

Most of the characters in this comedic retelling are quite well-developed and there are laughs to be had, for sure. But the script has inconsistencies and needs a lot of work. Magic Mirror (Kevin Hamill), for example, says he can not tell a lie, but he then proceeds to let loose several whoppers — and that just can’t be allowed to happen in a production for kids.

— Wendy Burke

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

The Queen is green with envy, while Snow White hides in the House of the Three Slobs! Will her prince ever come? And will Grouchy, Slacker and Snivelly ever learn to fend for themselves? All ends happily in this hilarious cut-up of a classic fairy tale, from the producers and playwright of CINDERELLA! CINDERELLA! (2009 Kids Fringe Best of Fest).


http://budandlou.winnipegonstage.com/

Warnings: Jealous queens, poison apples, comical abuse of the French language
RECOMMENDED:
Especially for Kids (12 & Under)

60 min

School of Contemporary Dancers (Kids Venue), to Saturday

Tickets: $9
Discount Tickets: $5 for Kids (12 & under)

Babes in arms permitted.

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