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Ginger: A Hansel & Gretel Tale

When: Aug. 12-14, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 15, 2 p.m., Thu., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. 2010

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to Ginger: A Hansel and Gretel Tale, a PURE Theatre production. This contemporary fairy tale, written by Spencer Deering and PURE Theatre co-founder Rodney Lee Rogers, follows brother and sister duo Ginger and Hampton as they journey through a dangerous world in search of satisfying fare. The siblings must face both personal demons and those of the outside world, especially a bloodthirsty vampire who likes its meals fresh and young. Ginger and Hampton’s surreal adventures are actually set in Charleston, starting in a trailer park and ending in the downtown area. The story explores the struggles of young adults on the cusp of adulthood and the failures of the adults in their lives. The writers were fascinated by the psychology of fairy tales and decided to “take a deep, dark psychological fairy tale and modernize it so people can see that fairy tale in their own lives,” Rogers says. The performance features Addison Dent, Brian De Costa, Sullivan Graci Hamilton, and Carri Schwab. —Kelly Smith

Price: $20-$30

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