Sunday, March 28, 2010

STEFANIE HERO: Once Upon a Time...

Stefanie’s father, the King, is long gone and presumed lost on his own heroic quest, and her mother, the Queen, has become morose and self-absorbed. So as the play opens, Stefanie is trying “to be mother to her mother, father to her brothers and sister, and king to her kingdom,” as one character says. “Sometimes Stefanie felt very much like Cinderella: Expected to serve everyone, ask for nothing, and never, ever complain.”

“However, unlike Cinderella,” Stefanie responds, “ I have enormous feet and absolutely no time whatsoever to find the proverbial handsome prince.”

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