Have you got your virtual tickets yet for the upcoming Merry MAC Players production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon? Enjoy the performance from the comfort of your own home on May 21 and 22! Tickets are currently available online, and the best part? One ticket price applies to your entire family! That's right, purchase a ticket for one performance at the bargain cost of $20, and everyone in your living room can enjoy the show! If you'd like to catch both performances, purchase a combo ticket for both nights for only $35.
Of course, you'll want to know what the show's about before you purchase tickets! This is a super-fun and fast-paced comedy featuring the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, though you may not recognize them as you've come to know them... This production features two narrators and several actors in a hilarious attempt to combine all 209 Brothers Grimm stories into a single production. You'll recognize the contributions of the classics like Snow White, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel, but there will also be references to some of the duo's more bizarre or obscure stories you may not be as familiar with, such as The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands! This wild, free-form comedy will be presented in a "safe at home" edition with this virtual performance from The Merry MAC Players.
Directed by Merry MAC Players veterans Kaleb Pope and Zac Speer, and featuring a talented cast of new and veteran Merry MAC Players actors, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is a family-friendly show. The run time of the show, including intermission, will last approximately two and a half hours, so expect the performance to run until about 10 pm EDT. (Parents - adjust betimes accordingly!) Each ticket purchased will provide access to the show on a single device and both performances will be LIVE in real time. Show time is 7:30 pm on both nights.
This show will mark the community theatre group's first live production since COVID-19 closed the curtain on The Depot Theatre in March of 2020. Unfortunately, The Depot Theatre is too small a venue (though it's BIG on character) to enable the social distancing needed for safe in-theatre productions at this time. Kudos to the Merry MAC Players and the Martinsville Arts Council for rising to the challenge of continuing to bring quality theatrical entertainment to the Morgan County area in an innovative, no-risk format!