GRIMM: The Brothers' Tales Remixed and Reimagined
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The last date listed for GRIMM was Saturday August 14, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Sometimes "livin' large" is no kind of living at all. At least not when you're tipping the scales at 600 pounds like Charlie, the moving (but nearly immobile) protagonist of The Whale. Since the death of his boyfriend, Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to death. His only friend, a nurse, nearly kills him with kindness while his only acquaintance, a troubled young missionary, is determined to rescue his soul. Unwilling to seek medical treatment despite his rapidly declining health, Charlie instead attempts to reconnect with the teenage daughter he hasn't seen in 15 years. Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise) wrote this humorous and devastating drama that won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from ueaman
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The short plays differed greatly, but each provided its own special qualities. Some of the plays had great social relevance that really 'struck a chord'. The staging was very inventive. The acting was fantastic ! It was really interesting to see the same actors assume different parts. It was all done so convincingly and really demonstrated their skill as actors.
All in all a really enjoyable and thought-provoking evening !
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Acting was superb. The writing, too. Very interesting and provocative perspectives on the Grimm stories. Most of the plays included strong themes about race and racism, power in sexual relationships, ugly Americans. Great surprises.
The most exciting theatrical event of the season! GRIMM is a brand-new collection of short plays by Boston’s most celebrated playwrights inspired by their favorite Grimm’s fairytales. Looking for a sweet, soothing tale to carry you away toward dreamland? Look somewhere else. These stories, originally by the Brothers Grimm, have been remixed, re-imagined and given a fresh Boston twist! Featuring new work by Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew), Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Voyeurs de Venus), Kirsten Greenidge (The Luck of the Irish), Marcus Gardley (Dance of the Holy Ghosts), John Kuntz (Salt Girl), John AD Ekoje (6 Rounds/6 Lessons) and Gregory Maguire (Wicked)!