Fireflies and Cigarettes: American Fairy Tales by Bret Fetzer

Wed, May 2, 2012 at 8pm

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Playwright, director and storyteller Bret Fetzer debuts four darkly humorous, uniquely American fairy tales. Fetzer ditches the castles, swords and magic wands popularized by Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm for stories of chicken coops, cigarettes and dowsing rods. Stories are set in coal mines and factories, with hobos and farmgirls on trains and bicycles traveling through the fictional crossroads of Appalachia and the Dust Bowl, spiked with Christian folklore filtered through a pagan eye—and each reminding you that not all tales end happily ever after.