Grimm • Episode 7 of the RADIO HOUR Series

by Matthew Ivan Bennett

WHEN A NAME SAYS IT ALL!

An adaptation of three beloved Grimm Brothers stories to their original, dark tellings. This version of Rapunzel isn’t your mommy and daddy’s version. It’s dark, earthy, and just a little bit naughty — two children in need of some sex education! The Juniper Tree is not nostalgic radio drama. It’s a dark, poetic and impressionistic take on the boy who revenged his death by becoming a bird. With themes of cannibalism and matricide, it’s no child’s version of the Brothers Grimm. Little Snow-White re-imagines the classic tale with its original dark, earthy themes. It’s not a tale for the nursery. All three tales are so perfect for the Halloween season!

RADIO HOUR is a co-production between Salt Lake City’s Plan-B Theatre Company and the University of Utah’s Public Radio station KUER’s Radio West.

DISCLAIMER: The Radio Hour logo is used by permission of KUER Radio West and Plan-B Theatre Company, as are all artwork and photographs.


PLAY DETAILS

  • CHARACTERS: (doubling of roles is possible)
    • Rapunzel
      Oma
      (Children)
      Ilsa
      Karl
      Fairy
      (Babe)
      Rapunzel
      Prince Meinhard
      Meinhard Jr.
      MeinhardetteThe Juniper Tree
      Actors 1-5Little Snow-White
      Storyteller
      Snow-White
      Friedrich the Huntsman
      (Baby Boar)
      Witch-Queen
      Russell
      Rupert
      Angus
      Fergus
      Leslie
      Wesley
      (Trevor)
      Mirror
      Prince Adam
      Friedhelm the Manservant
  • Period Costumes or contemporary clothes
  • Radio Station setting
  • Sound Effects required (can be Foley, recorded, or a mix of both. Music required.)
  • 55 minutes
  • ORDER #3241

 


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Grimm (RADIO HOUR) PERUSAL
  • The shorter play: LITTLE SNOW-WHITE (3241.1) is available for production as a self-contained performance HERE
  • The shorter play: RAPUNZEL (3241.2) is available for production as a self-contained performance HERE
  • The shorter play: THE JUNIPER TREE (3241.3) is available for production as a self-contained performance HERE
  • VIEW other plays in the RADIO HOUR Series HERE
  • VIEW our list of other plays available as Staged Radio Plays HERE
  • LISTEN to the original broadcasts from KUER’s Radio West Productions HERE

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3241a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3241d : $50




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3241e : $40




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered  at Plan-B Theatre Company (co-produced by KUER’s Radio West program) — 2014

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BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Grimm
Episode 7 of the RADIO HOUR Series

by
Matthew Ivan Bennett

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
GRIMM is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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