New Twist on Fairy Tales at Carte Blanche Studios
Plus: ‘Wicked’ swoops into the Marcus Center
Days before Wicked opens in the heart of the theater
district, local talent will be toiling away on a somewhat similar project as
the newly formed Sparkling Orange Soda Productions premieres The Wolf, The Princess and The Revolver on
July 9 at Carte Blanche Studios.
A dark comedy by Dominic
Michael Lentz and Jackie Benka, The Wolf,
The Princess and The Revolver peers into the heart of classic fairy tales
as four characters discuss matters in a diner. Jack (a familiar gentleman due
to his strange adventure with a few magic beans) holds a conversation with
Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and the Wolf. Each character tries to prove that
his or her story is worse than the others’ tales. Looking at the situation from
afar, it would seem to be a pretty tough call, so it should be interesting to
see the four characters work it out.
Love ignites, hunger
calls and things get cleaned at the diner, which will manifest itself on the
tiny stage of the Carte Blanche Studios Theatre. The intimate atmosphere should
lend itself to an altogether more subtle and nuanced look at the hidden
complexities of fairy tales than the one rolling into town a few days later.
Running as it does for one weekend only, this will likely be an interesting
premiere for the new company.
Sparkling Orange Soda Productions’ The Wolf, The Princess and The Revolver runs July 9-11 at Carte Blanche Studios Theatre, 1024 S. Fifth St.