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A Fairy Tale Tribunal July 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Music & Dance.
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We live in a litigious society . . . when even fairy tale characters are put “on trial” for their perceived transgressions.


This week, in Character Matters, the island drama camp convened a tribunal (Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, and Rapunzel) to mediate a series of disputes.


The Four Dwarves (downsized from seven) accused Snow White of lack of appreciation for saving her life.


And expressed indignation at Snow for not even knowing their names.


In Ms. White’s defense, when asked to divulge their names, the Four Dwarves refused . . . for fear of a trademark infringement suit by Disney.


Three Billy Goats charged the Troll with being a bully each time they crossed his bridge.  The Troll entered a plea of nolo contendre, but claimed he now wanted to be friends with the goats . . . not eat them.


The miller’s daughter tried to renege on her contract; Rumpelstiltskin stomped his feet and insisted on specific performance of the “iron clad contract.”


The Princess (of “And the Pea” fame) received an award and trophy from Little Red Riding Hood for being posh and polite while visiting her intended’s family.


The wolf, the woodsman, and Red Riding Hood’s grandmother did not attend the award ceremony or send proxies in their stead.


Hansel and Gretel accused the Witch of inviting them to dinner . . . as dinner.


Her response to this extreme breach of etiquette . . . “My bad.”


The Ugly Duckling sought injunctive relief from her step-siblings ~ two fluffy ducks who poked fun at her appearance and “looked at her funny.”


The ducklings agreed to cease and desist in their cruel mockery . . . but only after flapping their wings about in mock indignation.


During the production, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall off a wall as a result of negligent maintenance of said structure by the Fairy Tale Forest Commission.


Due to Humpty’s extreme discombobulation (i.e., scrambled wits), Rapunzel offered his seat to the Pied Piper.


Disgruntled by the perceived slight, the rats claimed discrimination against all and sundry.  Rumpelstiltskin offered to represent them “pro bono.”

The play began and ended on a high note.


With all the Fairy Tale Characters reminding us that Character Matters.


Aah . . . that’s Grimm!

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