Raleigh residents get a new take on old tale

March 6, 2013 by  

Raleigh residents have a change to enjoy a new approach to an old favorite, when the Raleigh Little Theatre presents ‘Snow White, the Queen’s Fair Daughter’, a new adaptation of the traditional fairy tale Snow White by Max Bush.

According to a recent story, the play is being mounted to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Grimm’s legendary stories. Another adaptation, a musical take on The Bremertown Musicians, is slated to run May 3 – 19. Raleigh Little Theatre was founded in 1936, making it one of the oldest community theaters in the nation to operate continuously.

The current production brings 21st sensibilities to 19th century writing, by portraying Snow White and the Queen’s relationship as that of a young woman who wants to grow up and get away from her controlling mother. When Snow White becomes too much for her mother to handle, the older woman leaves her to fend for herself.

Once alone, Snow White meets the seven dwarves. They give her a place to live and even encourage her when she begins to fall in love with her prince. Her mother becomes jealous and tries to ruin the girl’s life, but is thwarted by Snow White’s new friends.

This production runs through March 10. Performances are at 7:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, with two performances on Saturdays and Sundays, at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for students and adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

The theater could work with poster printing experts to create attractive posters for display throughout the community.