Fairy Tale: The Ever After

Book By: Kevin Stone
Play #: 8381
Pages: 76 pgs
Cast: 5 m, 6 w

In this serious drama, the fairy-tale world is under a curse: Sleeping Beauty has insomnia, Snow White is on the verge of insanity, and Cinderella has lost her faith in magic. These and other fairy-tale characters have gathered in a castle for protection from a dragon which threatens to bring their "ever after" to an unhappy end. Into the midst of their despair steps a mysterious knight. The castle is divided: some think the knight will slay the dragon others doubt salvation is possible. The action builds to a final, climactic battle between the forces of good and evil. Along the way, these adult characters must face their own frailty, rediscover lost faith, and witness the power of the Storyteller. Here is a poignant play full of poetry and symbolism, exploring the themes of providence, sacrifice, and hope.

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Productions

BELLEFONTAINE CITY SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
BELLEFONTAINE, OH 11/9/2018
NORTH IOWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MASON CITY, IA 4/13/2018
CORTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 Performance(s)
CORTLAND, NY 4/4/2018
SHAWNEE MISSION CHRISTIAN 3 Performance(s)
WESTWOOD, KS 11/16/2017
HARLEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
EVANS, GA 9/17/2016
PIKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
WAVERLY, OH 5/15/2016
HUSD NO. 3 WAREHOUSE 2 Performance(s)
HOLBROOK, AZ 11/6/2015
HOMESCHOOL COOP 2 Performance(s)
FAIRFIELD, TX 5/21/2015
BURNING ISSUES DRAMA GROUP 2 Performance(s)
PERTH, PE 3/27/2015
SENECA R-7 HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SENECA, MO 11/7/2014
LIVING FOR CHRIST PLAYERS 2 Performance(s)
PLATTSBURGH, NY 7/18/2014
BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BARRINGTON, RI 3/29/2014
BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BARRINGTON, RI 3/15/2014
BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BARRINGTON, RI 3/14/2014
HERSHEY FREE CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
HUMMELSTOWN, PA 11/4/2013
HERSHEY FREE CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
HUMMELSTOWN, PA 11/4/2013
COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY THEATER 1 Performance(s)
ULSTER, PA 4/12/2013
COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY THEATER 1 Performance(s)
ULSTER, PA 4/11/2013
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
CROSWELL, MI 3/22/2013
STAFFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
STAFFORD, VA 3/15/2013
TICONDEROGA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
TICONDEROGA, NY 3/3/2013
LIVING HOPE CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
ESTEVAN, SK 11/1/2012
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
OVERBROOK, KS 5/4/2012
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
OVERBROOK, KS 5/4/2012
DOMINION CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 4 Performance(s)
MARIETTA, GA 5/3/2012
SANTA RITA HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TUCSON, AZ 5/3/2012
OCONTO FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
OCONTO FALLS, WI 4/12/2012
WEST LIBERTY DRAMA CLUB 3 Performance(s)
WEST LIBERTY, IA 3/29/2012
COCKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
NEWPORT, TN 11/18/2011
RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DECATURVILLE, TN 4/15/2011
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
ORANGE, CA 4/7/2011
CHICKASHA COMMUNITY THEATRE 4 Performance(s)
CHICKASHA, OK 2/17/2011
ROME HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ROME, GA 10/15/2010
MORENCI HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MORENCI, AZ 4/29/2010
PARKWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI 4/16/2010

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT KEVIN STONE TALKS ABOUT

FAIRY TALE: THE EVER AFTER

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: In re-reading the old fairy tales, I was struck by their bold mixture of fantasy and truth. I found oft-repeated themes involving desire, hope, and justice, and I decided to illustrate those themes on stage.

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: I love the whole notion of fairy tales being historical accounts—a concept I tried to foster in the dialogue of the play. I have many favorite parts in this play. To name a few, I enjoy the gentle conversation between Ethan and his wife in Act II. I like the contrast between Cinderella’s strength and Snow White’s brokenness. Their finest moments come in Act V, when Cinderella is finally broken and Snow White finds strength. I like Gretel’s reciting of "history" in Act III and her insistence that "tears are like magic" because her words illustrate a universal yearning for justice and an unflagging hope that good wins in the end. I like the moment in Act IV when William and Peter receive the wrong weapons—it’s just a bit of silent business, but it provides a touch of humor in an otherwise tense scene.

 

Q: TELL US ABOUT THE CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY.

A: For the most part, the characters come from previous works of fiction. I simply extended the timeline on them and allowed them to "age" befittingly. What would these characters be like after experiencing some of the harsher realities of life? Then I threw them into the most threatening and hopeless situation they’ve ever faced. The Knight of the Golden Star is modeled after Jesus Christ, and many of his lines echo passages from the Gospels.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: My first goal was to bring to light the latent spiritual truths in many familiar fairy tales. Two common occurrences in fairy tales are the triumph of good over evil and the supernatural surmounting of seemingly hopeless situations. With that in mind, I wanted to create a setting in which faith falters but is ultimately victorious. Along the way, I also wanted to explore the relationship between a writer and the story he tells.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD?

A: Just my blessings on the directors, casts, and crews that engage audiences with this play!