Based on the Scandinavian version of "Beauty and The Beast"

A new play for children written by Frankie Little Hardin,
Directed by Julia Stirling Martin Associate Directed by Naima Warden

2014 Schedule To Be Announced
School Groups contact Frankie Dailey at LOOKINGGLASSKIDSSHOWS@GMAIL.COM
At the Richmond Shepard Theatre 309 East 26th St. at 2nd Ave.

“a briskly paced romp through daydreams” –The New York Times
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You know about Beauty and the Beast, but do you know about the Trolls, Hags and Winds?

Running time is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

To save her father and mother, a young daughter makes a promise to live with a beastly bear, whose palace is secretly filled with nasty, bumbling trolls.

In the dark of night, our heroine falls in love with a sweet shy Prince. She makes a promise never to see his face in the light and to keep their love in the dark. But when the sneaky trolls convince her to sneak a peak, she breaks her promise and the trolls whisk away the newly un-enchanted Prince.

So- what’s a girl to do? Save him, of course! On her amazing journey to save her true love, she encounters Hags and Horses and gets help from the Winds. Will she save her hero from the evil trolls? Can she mend her broken promise? Will they live happily ever after? Join us and find out!

Szalene Anthony
Kate Jones
Kaitlin Noble
Kirsty Sadler
Neal Tucker,

Costumes designed by
Karim Rivera

Associate Producer
Travis Bell

Playwright FRANKIE LITTLE HARDIN is playwright, director, actor, producer and general theatre maid-of-all work, currently residing in Newnan, Georgia. She taught theatre history, mask performance and children’s theatre at Old Dominion University (1997-2006) and created the family theatre programs ChildsPlay (Generic Theater), PlayTime Theatre (Old Dominion) and The Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads (40th Street Stage, where she also served as Managing Director). Ms. Hardin is the author of 23 works for children’s theatre, and six plays for adult audiences, including Willow Song (2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival). The Trashanator, commissioned by the Hampton Roads Waste Authority, which taught thousands of schoolchildren about trash and recycling; Perfect Faith (semi-finalist, 2012 Stanley Drama Award), and The Greater Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival’s New American Playwrights Project, August 2012). Ms. Hardin is a graduate of Georgia Tech, with a BS in Management, and holds a Masters in Humanities from Old Dominion University. She studied at The Goodman School and Del Arte and is a member of The Dramatist’s Guild. She and husband Lauriston have two children, Thomas and Mollie. She’s an avid reader and part-time farmer.

Director JULIA STIRLING MARTIN is a director and an acting and directing teacher. She has directed several theatre pieces in the Looking Glass Forum (earning Best Direction among other Forum Awards), NEUROfest, and the Untitled Theatre’s 24/7 Festival in addition to writing and directing the short film, Aftermath. Her staged reading of Surfacing was nominated for Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading and Outstanding Performance of a Reading at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. As an actor, she toured internationally for years as a principal member of Ellen Stewart’s Great Jones Repertory Company, starred opposite Mike Myers in the short film, Opposites Attract, and premiered the role of Jane in the Eve Ensler’s production, Lemonade. Her current projects include her two young children. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA theatre program where she studied under the tutelage of Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart and Robert Woodruff.

DIrector NAIMA WARDEN is a native Brooklynite; a true New Yorker! She received her BFA from Adelphi University in Theater Arts. Additionally, she attended “The Actors’ Studio” at New School University, on a masters' track for directing. Currently she is a certified NYC theater teacher, sharing her talents with many parts of South Brooklyn. She has directed students between the ages of 11-18 in the musicals Grease, Little Shop Of Horrors and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. This is her first mainstage production at Looking Glass Theatre, where she has directed numerous Looking Glass Forum shows since 2008 and made her playwriting debut with Sign Me (also directed) in the Forum. It's easy to love the wonderment of East of the Sun...

KARIM RIVERA (Costume Design) was born and raise in San Juan, Puerto Rico. BA in Theater Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. One year ago, Karim moved to NY to continue Graduates Studies in Costume Design and Production for the Performing Arts. She has participated in theater workshops in Brazil (Theater of the Oppressed), Ecuador (Malayerba) and Peru (Yuyachkani). Karim loves doing art getting dirty with paint!!


Saturdays June 1 and 8 at 2 p.m.
TICKET PRICE: $15 adults, $12 kids 12 and under

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