Tales from the Blue Fairy Book | June 28 – August 21 button

By Andrew Lang | Adapted by Dawn McAndrews
Directed by Luke Bartholomew

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Lang’s Blue Fairy Book bursts with classic tales from around the globe, including East of the Sun West of the Moon, The Bronze Ring, The White Cat, The Stars in the Sky, and more. From princesses to fairies, kings to dwarfs, there’s a magical happily ever after for both girls and boys.

Saturday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. (Opening)
Saturday, July 5, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 7, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 21, 1:00 p.m.
Production Team

Luke Bartholomew
Hobbs_Tricia_webTricia A. Hobbs
Set Designer
peters_stephanie_webStephanie Peters
Costume Designer
Alexander_Jim_webJim Alexander
Lighting Designer
tippin_rew_webRew Tippin
Sound Designer
Katie Moshier
Stage Manager


Graham Emmons
Long-nose Troll, King, Fairy Man

Michael Dix Thomas
Father, Gardener, Big Fish
Wendy Way
Grandmother/Wise Woman/Queen
Blakely_Ardarius_webArdarius Blakely
White Bear/Prime Minister/Horse

Anna Doyle
Daughter/Princess/White Cat
Isabella Coulombe

From the Director

FAIRIES ARE REAL. ALSO REAL: Dragons, maidens, knights, goblins, unicorns, trolls, mermaids, genies, witches, flying carpets, Baba Yaga, Rumplestiltzkin, leprechauns, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, heroes, villains, hope, joy, fear, sadness, courage, honor, valor, and above all, love.  Make no bones about it!  Though we may not be able to touch, see, or capture these things, they exist!  Indeed, they have existed since time began, and will exist forever!

In 1889, when Andrew Lang published The Blue Fairy Book, the first in a volume of collected tales from across the globe, the Western World was in transition.  In France, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated and the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened its doors; the Edison General Electric Company installed electricity in the White House of President Benjamin Harrison; and female adventurer/pioneer Nellie Bly shattered Jules Verne’s “80-Day Round-the-World-Voyage” by more than a week!  When Lang’s modest and rough-hewn anthology hit bookshelves, the Western World was moving faster into modernity than it had ever progressed before, yet still it was a hit.

Tales From the Blue Fairy Book asked its readers to slow down and find joy and meaning in the stories of the past—of our shared human past— when life was simpler, more innocent, and fantastical.  We, too, ask you to sit back and awaken the kid inside you.  Tickle your imagination, throw away doubt, believe in fairies, and take the journey to “once upon a time”!