Date: August 7 • 2021 @ 6:30 pm
End date: August 13 • 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Place des Arts’ Summer Theatre Troupe presents an inclusive reimagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs. The youth performers, ages 13-18, alongside director Molly Beatrice and production designer Hannah Abbott will revamp an old morality tale through modern eyes. A theatre piece created collaboratively by the cast and crew, this year’s production will be mounted as a roving play taking place outdoors at Place des Arts’, Heritage Square. Attendees will follow the story travelling to four locations around the grounds. This thought-provoking play gives a voice to the teen actors who will explore themes of their time like pressures and expectations, the struggle to feel seen and heard and the tensions that exist between generations.
The play deals with mature themes and parental guidance is suggested.
A Woodcutter is convinced by a group of animals in his town to kill the Devil. On the Woodcutter’s journey, they encounter different problems that the animals are facing and he commits to helping them. The Woodcutter’s journey takes them to “hell”, where they are forced to reckon with the dangerous realities of the “devil” – power, privilege, corruption. To make a difference in the lives of those around them, The Woodcutter must investigate the complex aspects of morality.