Grimm

ASHEVILLE — A free outdoor theatrical production of Grimm’s Fairy Tales is running now through July 24 by The Montford Park Players.

The play is based on four of The Brothers Grimm’s most-loved fairy tales: The Griffin, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces. The play is suited to kids and adults alike with multitudes of princesses and magic, all with the twist the individual playwrights put on them.

“Each writer is re-imaging their fairy tale, to be told from their unique point of view," said Director Victoria Lamberth. “It's full of fun, music and dancing for all ages."

The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 25 through July 24. June 11, 12, 13, 16, 18 and 19 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Asheville.

The cast has dozens of actors turning the world of fairy and folk tales on their heads.

“Each of the stories take on the traditional female stereotypes of fairy tales with humor," Lamberth said.

The Montford Park Players is the longest running Shakesperean theater company in the state, although it produces other classical plays as well. Next in its series following Grimm's Fairy Tales is The Sword in the Stone.

The plays are free, but due to limited capacity, you must sign up for a free ticket ahead of time online. Do so by clicking here.

You can make a donation when getting the ticket online, and a hat will be passed at intermission as well.

Located at 92 Gay Street in Asheville. 828-254-5146.