I am here to give you a peek at what is in store for you all when you come and see Myth Appropriation this weekend. I was at the read through last night and I can tell you in no uncertain terms that there isn't a clunker in the bunch. I would go so far as to say that you will all be in for a treat.
This entry will give you a run down of each show and a link to the original story upon which it is based. I don't want to give too much away about our new plays so I will give you a few key words to pique your interest.
First off a couple of warnings. Rorschach is not Walt Disney. Yes I know that we too have been referred to as a Mickey Mouse operation, but that is where the comparison ends. When Rorschach does Grimm Fairy Tales we do them the way the German's would have liked them; dirty, raw and sexy. There will be kissing and hugging in all of their shapes and forms. I will even say there will be some simulated sex, which is just a special kind of hug so you have been warned. There will be strong language from a teen-aged girl, thank you James Hessla for losing us our PG-13 rating. There will be some beastiality (not that much so please put down the protests signs). And finally there will be some political statements made. You have been warned.
Now click on the title if you want to read the original stories before you see our versions on Saturday.
The Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
Randy Baker puts his own unique mark on this story of a boy who leaves home to find out about the shivers.
Key words: Troll Bridge, torso and "God, I'm Hot!"Star Silver aka: The Star-Money
James Hesla who brought us the wonder that was Behold! returns to tell the story of the poor little girl who is left all alone and gives everything she owns to those who need it more and is rewarded with a "silver shower".
Key words: Organ Pie, turrette syndrome and woman with beard.
The Robber Bridegroom
Norman Allen comes to the Rorschach Theatre for the first time with this classic story of sexual awakening. How many stories do you know about canabalism that have been made into light opera? Well this one is the mother of all slasher stories and makes Little Red Ridinghood seem like a stroll in the woods.
Key words: Monkey tatoos, Princess Diana and betrayl
Gwydion Suilebhan tackles the world of medicine in this story of the world's greatest doctor who takes a turn for the worse after he uses his special gifts to cheat his Godfather, The Grim Reaper (as far as I know no relation to the Brothers with two m's).
Key words: Cold feet, herbal tea and cheating
Hans the Hedgehog
The ultimate leason in being careful what you promise. Anne M. Macaw is charged with telling the tale of a man/hegehog who has extracted a very dear promise from a king. In thanks for a rescue the king must bestow the first thing he looks upon when arrives home to the hedgehog. The question what do you do if the first thing you see is your daughter.
Key words: Faulkner, motorcycle and biting
The Devil's Sooty Brother
Our final tale is as timeless as a stopped grandfather clock. Jacqueline E. Lawton tells the story of a soldier who is employed by the devil himself and does odd jobs around Old Scrathes place and in exchange for his obedience is greatly rewarded.
Key words: Texas-Hold-Em, prostitutes and Saudi Princesses