Program for An Evening of Fairy Tales

In the interest of limiting contacts, the Dundas County Players are publishing only this on-line program for this Evening of Fairy Tales.

Poster and 1st Page of the evening of Fairy Tales Program

Producer’s note: re: Covid precautions

This being our first production indoors since the beginning of the pandemic, we of course have been concerned about the welfare and safety of our audience.  We looked at the changing regulations and other theatres’ protocol and finally decided on caution.  That is why we will seat you so you have at least one empty seat of lateral separation between groups.  The other applicable rules can be found here

Director’s note: 

This family friendly and whimsical evening will be a shadow puppet rendition of 3 classic fairy tales: Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Aladdin.

From Wikipedia: Rumpelstiltskin is a German fairy tale collected by the brothers Grimm for their 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales.  Many variants and translations appeared in the 19th century but the basic story may date back to as far as 4,000 years ago.

From Wikipedia: The first written record of a story that may be recognized as Rapunzel was published in Naples in 1634.  The current story is also a German fairy tale recorded by the brothers Grimm and published in 1812.

From Time Magazine: Credit for telling the tale of Aladdin has often gone to Antoine Galland, secretary to the French ambassador to Constantinople in the 17th century. He was the first European translator of the Les mille et une nuits: Contes Arabes (“1001 Nights: Arabian tales”).  Scholars have not found a manuscript of the Aladdin story that predates the version published in 1712 by Galland, who wrote in his diary that he first heard the tale from a Syrian storyteller from Aleppo named Hanna Diyab on May 8, 1709.  Diyab wrote something of his own: a travelogue penned in the mid-18th century in which he recalls telling Galland the story of Aladdin. Historian Jérome Lentin found this document in the Vatican’s library in 1993.  That’s a significant revision of where the story came from, not from a 60-year-old French translator, but a 20-year-old traveler from Aleppo blending the storytelling traditions of his homeland with his youthful observations of the wonder of 18th-century France. and the court of Louis XIV at Versailles.

Voices and Puppet Handlers: Mat Kelly and Vic Bakker 
Narrator:  Harmony Koiter
Director: Mat Kelly
Producers: Harmony Koiter and JP Leduc
Tech Boot Operations: The Robinsons: Alyssa on cues, Chris on lights and Tim on sound
Set: Mat Kelly and Vic Bakker
Sound design: James Perkins
Front of House:  Gabriele Thomas, Brenda Windmill, Marie-Thérèse Robinson, and friends
Poster: Moira Law

Shadow puppets
A sample of the shadow puppet show

Future DCP plays:
Ernest Thompson’s ‘On Golden Pond’: April 29 to May 8, 2022
Mat Kelly’s ‘The Waffle King Murder’:  June 10 to 19, 2022
Ira Levin’s ‘Dr Cook’s Garden’: November 18 to 27, 2022
Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: Fall 2023

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