Theater Emory's "Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest" Takes a Dark Look at Classic Tales

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October 10, 2012

ATLANTA (October 10, 2012)-Theater Emory continues its 2012-2013 season, "Provocative Tales: Eccentrics, Beasts, & Misfits," with "Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest: Tales of a Precarious Nature" November 8-18 in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater.

Conceived and directed by Janice Akers and originally developed in Theater Emory's 2011 Brave New Works festival, "Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest" takes modern, urban travelers into the shocking, forbidden, and magical stories of the Brothers Grimm and drops them into places of disequilibrium and transformation.

The characters in "Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest," portrayed by an ensemble of five professional and nine student actors, find themselves in compelling tales, "wrestling not only with the beast in the woods but with the demons inside of themselves," says Akers, Theater Emory's artistic director. "We are on a path to creating a piece that feels both primal and industrial, a world in which there are sudden and inexplicable events, both outside the characters and in their interior lives."

Performances of "Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest" are November 8-10 and 14-17 at 7 p.m. and November 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater of the Dobbs University Center. Tickets are $20 general admission, $16 discount category members, $6 Emory students and available at the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050 or arts.emory.edu. For more information visit theater.emory.edu.

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Theater Emory

Theater Emory is the producing organization of Emory University and is affiliated with the Department of Theater and Dance. It is a member of the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts and operates under a season agreement with Actors" Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.