Spinning Straw Into Gold

Spinning Straw Into Gold is a farcical retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin story. We are introduced to the character of Rumpelstiltskin at the beginning of the show, when he plays tricks on a dragon and then on the Miller. It's the Miller's daughter that gets the short straw, so to speak, since she has to straighten out the mess her father has gotten her into with the King. But she also has tricks up her sleeve as she heads for the castle, desiring to be queen. Rumpelstiltskin gets his comeuppence for the tricks he's played, and turns into a spider that will spin stories along with gold. This production is presented in the classic hand puppet booth theater, popular for centuries. All voices are live, and the audience gets to talk to the characters, who ask them questions. It's the kind of puppet show people think of when they say "puppet show"!