Fairy tale. Adapted by Charlotte B. Chorpenning. From the tale by the Brothers Grimm.
Cast: 2m., 8w. One of the classic playwrights of children's theatre dramatizes the most charming of fairy tales. This is a play of beautiful imagery telling the age-old story of the lovely princess who was cursed on the day of her christening by an uninvited wicked fairy. The fairy prophesied that on her 16th birthday the princess should prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep sleep. She will only be awakened one hundred years later by a prince who is brave enough to fight his way through the wilderness that grows up around the castle. The scene in the tower room, where she pricks her finger, is one of the most poignant in dramatic literature. Production notes are available in the script containing details on props, lighting and special effects. Two sets. Fairy tale costumes. Approximate running time: 45 minutes.