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Sleeping Beauty (Way)

Charles Way, playwright


74 pgs. 8 female, 5 male
Doubling is possible
Produced in CTC’s 2005-06 season

Run Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages

Here comes a bolder, funnier version of your favorite tales. Meet one of the more independent, headstrong, in-your-face princesses, Briar Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty). And Gryff, who’s half-dragon and total smart aleck. There’s Branwen, the really nice witch who tries to outspell the evil Modron. And, of course, the Prince. Owain, who comes with the standardly princely features, minus bravery, talent and competence. In between the story you know is a deliciously funny and amazing adventures, replete with troublesome fairy folk and a riddle-challenging Spider King.

“Charles Way doesn’t deconstruct the well-known fairy tale…he gives it a few gentle twists and plumbs it for more depth.” –St. Paul Pioneer Press
“This is no Disney-fied romp. It’s the real deal. The witch is evil. The princess is angry…This show is the real McCoy – and really good.” –People Newspapers, Texas

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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