Snow White, The Queen's Fair Daughter, adapted by Max Bush, opens on March 1, 2013 in Raleigh Little Theatre's Youth Series.
Based on the original oral story, this version of the well-loved classic contains many familiar elements, but differs from the Grimms' later versions. The Queen adores her daughter, but Snow White's coming of age pushes the two apart. As punishment for Snow White's curiosity, the Queen abandons her daughter in the woods. Here, Snow White meets seven industrious dwarves and a young Prince. A surprise ending to this tale reveals what happens after the disguised Queen tricks her daughter into eating the famous poisoned apple.
This play is appropriate for ages 5 and up. It is the first of two back-to-back interpretations of Grimm Brothers tales, produced by Raleigh Little Theatre to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of these tales in 1812. The second is a musical version of The Brementown Musicians, running from May 3-19, 2013.
Snow White, The Queen's Fair Daughter runs from March 1-10, 2013, at Cantey V. Sutton Theatre of the Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607. Thursday and Friday showings begin at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday showings start at 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are sold by reserved seating and pricing for children 12 years and under is $10 and for adults and students is $15. Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling the box office (919)-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon-5:00 p.m., or by visiting the theatre's website at www.raleighlittletheatre.org.