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This article was published 27/6/2014 (731 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
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