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PHS one-act play to be performed Jan. 27

"The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" will be this year's one-act play at Perham High School.

The play will be performed by PHS students, and is about two narrators who attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza.

To make it more difficult, the narrators attempt to combine the fairy tales into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil and his Grandmother.

The cast and crew will travel to Battle Lake again this year to participate against six other schools in the area. Perham will perform the play at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 in Battle Lake.

The public is invited to come view the plays. There is no charge to get in at the door.

There will also be a dress rehearsal at the PHS auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 2:15 p.m. while the seventh and eighth graders are watching the play. The public is also invited to attend the dress rehearsal.

Director Rachel Lorentz from Dent has been working with the one-act players for the past five years and thanked the anonymous donor that gave $5,000 to the one-act play last year. According to Lorentz, the donation will help sustain the program for the next few years.

Lorentz has chosen dramatic one-acts the past four years, but this year the students decided to do a comedy.

"I think it sure looks like the cast is having a fun time with this comedy," Lorentz said. "They are successfully portraying their characters and of course are drama kings and queens and are working hard putting the play together."

Lorentz will also direct "Alice in Wonderland" with the Pied Piper Players Children's Theatre (grades 3-8) in the spring. An informational brochure will come out at the end of February in the Perham schools.

For more information about the one-act players or the pied piper players, contact Rachel at 218-457-0293.