Rumpelstiltskin appeared in the Brothers Grimm’s Children’s and Household Tales in 1812. The tale of a miller’s daughter trading trinkets with a magical creature for assistance in spinning straw into gold appears in many cultures around the world including Iceland, Japan, Russia and the Czech Republic.
In the a fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin is a creature of magic. He may be a spirt, a fairy or some kind of goblin. Guy J. Jackson’s short play, Rumpelstiltskin Revisited applies revisionist techniques to the troublesome folk story. Rumpelstiltskin becomes a cantankerous rude man with a traumatic childhood while the miller’s daughter, Lilie is an assertive, responsible and kind-hearted girl who finds herself roped into the most ridiculous jobs.
Rumpelstiltskin Revisited opens Tuesday, July 9th at 11.00 AM in Amazon Park. Tickets are $5 for everyone ages 3 and up. Children under 3 are free. Performances are Tue-Sat, July 9th-20th. Running time 45 min.