Experience the tales behind the fairytales at Simply Grimm during The Lone Star Lyric Theater Fest and get the real dirt on Cinderella and company. The fest features the world premieres of five specially commissioned one-acts, running in various combinations today through Sunday.
The Lone Star Lyric Theater is known for its innovation and use of nontraditional theatrical spaces. This year, theyll transform the rustic West University Scouts House into Grimms Grove, and there wont be a traditional seating arrangement; instead, theyll allow the audience to become part of the forest, according to Lone Stars Kelli Estes.
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Todays performance features Simply Grimm Prologue, about four squabbling lecturers; What Your Parents Dont Want You to Know, about Cinderella and her magic bird; and Clever Gretel, about a scheming cook. There is a repeat showing on Saturday. The Friday and Sunday showings feature Simply Grimm, along with The Man Who Studied Fear and Hans in Luck. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 6108 Edloe. For information, call 212-567-1098 or visit www.lonestarlyric.org. $20 to $25.
June 23-25, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 26, 2 p.m., 2011