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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The picture-perfect facade of '50s-era family life is torn away in Far From Heaven, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated romantic melodrama from director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Mildred Pierce). While managing a household that would show-up the Cleavers in its neatness and apparent civility, a Connecticut housewife discovers her husband's secret ... only to seek comfort in a forbidden relationship of her own. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and the creators of the musical Grey Gardens collaborated on this romantic musical that evokes Haynes' original inspiration: the lush, Technicolor brilliance of the films of Douglas Sirk. Now, for its Boston premiere, Scott Edmiston directs a smart and sophisticated production at the SpeakEasy Stage. 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)!