Players present 'Briar Rose: The Tale of Sleeping Beauty'

Children's play opens Oct. 18 in Milford; Pay What You Can
Allie Buchanan, sitting, portrays the Queen with Elizabeth Stalker as Briar Rose in 'The Tale of Sleeping Beauty.'
October 16, 2013

Second Street Players Children's Dessert Theater presents "Briar Rose: The Tale of Sleeping Beauty." What happens after 100 years of sleep? A hilarious undertaking of characters brings the story of Sleeping Beauty to the stage. Never has the fairy tale been told in this way.

The show opens Friday, Oct 18, at the Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut Street in downtown Milford. The play runs for three days 7 p.m., Oct. 18, and 1 p.m., Oct 19 and 20.

For the first time ever all three of the shows will be a Pay What You Can. There are no set ticket prices. Just come bring the whole family and pay what you can.

This clever and charming adaptation by Stephen Hotchner of the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is a wild comic romp. Despite warnings from her hysterical, hyper mother, sweet Briar Rose touches the thorns of some roses given to her by that devious13th fairy. Consequently, she and the rest of the royal family fall asleep for 100 years under the evil fairy's curse.

An hilarious parade of doomed princes falls again and again in the hissing, growling briar bushes that protect the palace where the royal efforts are futile until a prince shows up with his side-splittingly funny bodyguard, the two-headed troll.

It's back to back nonsense as the two heads drive the prince mad by finishing each others and his sentences, encouraging him to kiss Briar Rose.

Directors Bill Walton and Paula Smith bring this delightfully funny show to the stage. For more information go to

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