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Fairytales Remixed In 'Grimm' Mash-Up

Company One, the Resident Theater Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, asked seven local, accomplished playwrights to re-think and re-write their favorite Grimm fairy tale. Months later, a production of swagger, wit and political and social relevance is born.

We talk to the artistic director and a local playwright and Grimm participant.

  • Shawn LaCount, artistic director, Company One
  • Lydia Diamond, playwright and assistant professor of playwrighting and theater arts at Boston University.  Most recently wrote “Stick Fly,” performed this spring at the Huntington Theater, where she is an alumnus of the Playwrighting Fellows Program.
  • GRIMM, a production by Company One
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  • Julie Rohwein

    The Grimms were not the source for all stories we label “fairytales” The Little Mermaid is not a story from the Brothers Grimm. It was published by Hans Christian Andersen (Denmark)in 1837. Hence the her statue in the harbor at Copenhagen.

  • http://www.wbur.org Meghna Chakrabarti


    You are 100% correct, and I proclaim a huge mea culpa for being so wrong. It’s especially ironic, since earlier in the day I was telling some of our producers how I remembered seeing a mermaid statue in Denmark.

    Thank you for setting the record straight. And to Danes everywhere, I say, “Undskyld.” (I got that off Google Translate, so if anyone has a better translation, let me know!)

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