200+ stories in a single play: All are invited to Drama Club's Dec. 2 &
4 production of "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"
More than 200 stories in one play? It's no fairy
tale: Schoharie Jr./Sr. High School's Drama Club will perform "The
Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
All are invited to enjoy the comedy, which features
two narrators and a team of actors trying to perform every one of the
Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Tickets will be sold at the door; admission
is $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students.
The play was written by Don Zolidis. According to
Playscripts.com, "The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on
their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and
several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics
like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre,
obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands.
A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap
At a recent rehearsal, the students videoed their
own mannequin challenge, freezing their bodies in poses for more than
two minutes to promote their upcoming production. Playwright Zolidis was
the first person to like Olin's tweet of the video, which High School
Principal Kevin Calacone retweeted on @SchoharieHS.
"The students have been working hard, having a lot
of fun and learning about the stage in a different way than the
musical," said Cassandra Olin, Drama Club advisor. "I hope you will come
and see them."