This clever adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm tale follows Rumpelstiltskin as Griselda, a four hundred year old witch, tells him he must possess a child of royal birth to become the most powerful force in the kingdom. The wizard plots and schemes and spreads the word that Laura, the miller’s daughter, can weave straw into gold. Since the kingdom is bankrupt, she’s whisked off to the palace and ordered to spin and spin. With Rumpelstiltskin’s help she delivers the gold. She has a high fee to pay — her first born child. When Laura marries the prince and produces an heir to the throne, she has twenty-four hours to guess the wizard’s name or lose her child.
The youth cast is made up of a mix of talented new and returning actors, including Abby Ruona of St. Croix Falls as Rumpelstiltskin and Sidrah Edwards as the ever-powerful witch Griselda. Elliana Naegelen and Cade Anderson will play opposite each other as Laura and Prince Tom. Brecken Styles leads the court as Queen, with Ella Anderson as the Jester, Olivia Dodge as the Prime Minister, Shaw Styles as the Nursemaid, while Michaela Cabreana and Izzy Nelson play Katherine and Charlotte. The cast is rounded out by Cooper Thorsten as the Huntsman, Tristan Bodin as the Apple Seller and Marguerite Minich as the Customer.
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Don't miss out on this great production at the Franklin Square Black Box opening Friday, September 9th at 7:30 PM. Tickets for Festival Theatre’s Youth and Family Series are $13.50 for Adults and 18.50 for youth ages 5-25, seating is limited so patrons are encouraged to order tickets in advance. Festival Theatre is currently located at the Franklin Square Black Box at 125 N. Washington St, Saint Croix Falls, WI. The Box Office can be reached online at FestivalTheatre.org or by calling (715) 483-3387.