A reading from Bite The Apple, a play by Linda Manning a look at our beloved fairy tale heroines all grown up.
Reading Directed by Christine Cirker
February 26, 2014, 6:30-8 pm, at Susan Eley Fine Art
Bite The Apple was developed by Linda Manning in the New Adaptations for the Stage Workshop at The Directors Company in NYC, fall 2010. In August 2012 it was produced as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
Synopsis: Bite The Apple follows a Woman on an unexpected journey through a shifting landscape into the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel twenty years after their fairy tales have ended. There she encounters Red Riding Hood lurking outside a bar waiting to be devoured by the perfect wolf, Cinderella in middle of a full blown panic attack as she feels her hard won perfect life falling to pieces around her, and Snow White, a devoted wife and mother, on the hunt wielding a kitchen carving knife. As the Woman weaves her way through their stories she unearths the pasts they all tried forget, but also offers the possibility of setting them free. Will they follow the old familiar plots or take a new path? And will the Woman find a way back to her own messy, beautiful, but true story?
Linda Manning comes to us courtesy of Elisa Contemporary Art, NY