The Naked King: Whimsical Political Mash-Up of Three Hans Christian Andersen Tales
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The last date listed for The Naked King was Thursday June 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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A fictional meeting between two of the 20th century's most fascinating artists -- Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and American poet Sylvia Plath -- is imaginatively explored in Néstor Caballero's Musas. Though Kahlo and Plath never met in real life, this drama depicts their unique perspectives on art, love and death, as well as with their tumultuous relationships with painter Diego Rivera and English poet Ted Hughes, respectively. Musas is full of biographical details and references to the two dynamic women's lives, revealing portions of their distinct personal and creative paths that were each marked by a fatal destiny. Learn More
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Featured review from MaryBeth Smith
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The actors were all marvelous! I was almost dizzy as they performed in many, many different roles and were never out of character. The script wasn't my favorite and the story a little light but it was a fun night. Not your normal play.
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The Naked King was so random in story line and insulting to the audiences intelligence that I left in the middle of the performance. Over acted and painfully slow in pace the only thing I was impressed by was the actors' ability to memorize and...continued
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Who says that fairy tales are for children only? Can the belief that love and honesty just might conquer all be held only by the youngest of us? The Naked King joyfully affirms the opposite. The calamities in the world are no match for the wit, ingenuity and love the characters in this play use as their weapons.
The plot charts the engaging journey of a swineherd, who falls in love with a princess and is sent into exile by her disapproving father. In the next kingdom, he discovers a monarch who has not been entirely honest with his people (does that ever happen in real life?). This whimsical and entertaining cocktail of three Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, The Swineherd, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor’s New Clothes, has some other tasty, original ingredients.