Snow White is all new again

Front row: Brandy Hussa, Nancy Montgomery and Carol Newman Second row: Toby Hussa, Gigi Chadwick and Stephen Wood Back row: Sally Musemeche, Jason Hussa, Ben Van Osdol, Slab Slabinski, Bill Ham, Gigi Chadwick, Katrina Godderz, Jacob Storm Deatherage, Richard Bracke, Daric Moore and Mick Alderman

ASTORIA — On Wednesday, May 15, Pier Pressure Productions continues its TEN-FIFTEEN series with “Snow White,” a modern adaptation of the 19th-century German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

The performances are 10:15 a. m., 12:15 p. m., and 7:15 p.m. at 1015 Commercial St. It is free to the public. Children will be seated first.

This version is neither the original Brothers Grimm tale nor the 1937 animated version by Walt Disney Studios. The audience meets tall dwarfs who work in the woods rather than the mines.

The princess is called Snowy by her friends, a trio of talking animals. Her father is going to marry a not-so-nice queen, who engages her sidekick, Dame Ditzy-Doodle, to do her bidding.

The queen leaves her trickery behind and embraces her new life until her magic mirror tells her she is no longer “the fairest in the land.”

Fortunately, the story has a handsome prince, who “saves the day.” In traditional fairy tale parlance, our narrator begins with “Once upon a time” and yes, ends with “They all lived happily ever after.”

The cast and crew are Rhonda Alderman, Mick Alderman, Richard Bracke, Susi Brown, Gigi Chadwick, DanPa, Jacob Storm Deatherage, Katrina Godderz, Bill Ham, Brandy Hussa, Jason Hussa, Toby Hussa, Daric Moore, Nancy Montgomery, Sally Musemeche, Carol Newman, Milo Schimelpfenig, Ruary Schimelpfenig, Slab Slabinski, Ben Van Osdol and Stephen Wood.

This play is written for an audience of preschool and kindergarten age.

If you have any questions, contact Susi at 503-791-8914 or qtocue@yahoo.com.

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