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Play offers new twists on classic fairy tales
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Dalton Pack drives to the Grand Canyon as the devil.

Will the slipper fit?

Will Rapunzel let down her hair?

And what about those seven dwarfs?

These fairytales and more are the target of humor and wild twists this weekend in the fast-paced play “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.”

The six-person, one-hour play is the second production from Warren Arts. Performances are scheduled this Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available.

The cast consists of Kirkland Sauer, Dalton Pack, Lucy McGee, Ainsley Stefanick, Sami Burchfield and Robert Elam. They all play many roles, but Sauer is especially busy with 11 characters.

Traditional Grimm favorites such as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” and “The Devil and His Grandmother” are retold like never before. The action is crisp and some lines are hilarious.

“I still laugh and I don’t know how many times I’ve seen it,” said assistant director Sheri Denning. “It’s funny, but the way they deliver their lines and their comedic timing make it even better.”

In one scene, Cinderella searches for her fairy godmother, only to be told she doesn’t have one.

“Who is going to turn the pumpkin into a coach? How am I going to get to the ball?” asks Cinderella.
“You walk,” the narrator responds.

A few scenes later, Cinderella and Prince Charming are sharing a dance when the prince begins to declare his love. He says, “I’d like to pour hot sauce on you and roast you over an open pit until you’re brown and tender like a chicken breast.”

The narrator then intones, “This is getting a little weird.”

During one scene, Sauer plays the evil stepmother, both stepsisters, the prince, and even Cinderella briefly. He goes back and forth having conversations with himself.

“This is definitely playing more to the lighter side,” said Sauer. “It’s trying to find the fun parts of life.”
It’s the second play for Burchfield, who had a much more minor role in the Warren Arts production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” over the holidays.

“Going from the ensemble to a miked part is slightly terrifying,” said Burchfield, who plays four characters.
It’s the first-ever production for Elam, 26, who says the play hits on many topics but it does have a message.

“Try to watch how many deals you make with sketchy people,” he said.

The Warren Arts performance hall is located at 605 Red Road in the old Baga Printing building. The intimate auditorium seats 150. Artwork by Carol Neal is displayed in the lobby.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door and are also available for that price online at