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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: Snow White

Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Snow White at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, with public performances December 1-29.

Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Greg Banks’ reinterpretation of the classic Brothers Grimm story of Snow White in which two actors embody a cast of characters, including the handsome prince, malicious queen, helpful dwarf, and pure-hearted Snow White herself.

Snow White tells the familiar story of an evil, envious queen who recruits a huntsman to dispatch the pure-hearted heroine, only to have her come into the care of seven dwarfs. When the queen learns of Snow White’s presence in the woods, she sends her into an eternal slumber that can only be broken by the arrival of a certain prince.

“There is a unique challenge in approaching a story as beloved as Snow White: How to pay homage to a fairytale classic that is adored by many while also exploring new elements that leave audiences dazzled and pleasantly surprised,” says Jennica Grienke, Snow White director and co-artistic and managing director of Carousel Theatre for Young People. “When we discovered Greg’s script, we immediately knew we had discovered something magical that struck the perfect balance. The beating heart of the Brothers Grimm classic is ever-present, yet its telling is given a fresh, ingenious twist that will delight audiences of all ages.”

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, Vancouver Presents contributor David C. Jones chats with actors Katrina Teitz and Carly Pokoradi to learn more.

Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Snow White at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver) on Granville Island, with public performances December 1-29. Visit carouseltheatre.ca for tickets and information.

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