Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Some day, the earnest young writers and thespians who mounted this modern take on the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale will look back, and they will laugh their butts off.
The 60-minute drama has good bones and a cool concept: a textiles mogul on trial for six murders faces his accusers in court, with flashbacks showing how he lured his latest victims.
It’s all pretty ho-hum, what-fringe-is-about stuff until Stiltskin explains his motives in a spectacularly demented scene that careens so far off the rails it’s painful — painfully funny. So wrong, on so many ludicrous levels, it’s downright wicked.
— Pat St. Germain
Director: Kas Kuropatwa
Cast: Connor Wielgosz, Kas Kuropatwa, Kristin Carlow, Chris Sousa, Anika Dowsett, Ruth Rietze, Hannah McKenna, Sophie Smith, Sarah London, Ben Robertson, Drew Jensen, Dane Bjornson
You've all heard the story: a girl who must spin straw into gold is helped by a conniving imp named Rumplestiltskin, who sets a devious price for saving her life. Our modernized tale follows a textile mogul who offers generous gifts to struggling families for seemingly innocent favours. But as the classic tale tells, nothing comes without a price. Watch as Mr. Stiltskin is taken to court, and try not to hold your breath as the verdict is announced.
Audience Classification: Mature
Length: 60 mins.
Warnings: Coarse Language
Updated on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM CDT: