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Drama Club puts new twist on ‘Snow White’

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 11:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 11:31 a.m. CST
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Berg Middle Schools productions of "Snow White" and "Dancing Princesses" will be at 6 and 8 p.m. Friday at the Newton Community Theatre.

The story of Snow White is well known. She bites a poison apple, and falls into a deep sleep, only to be awakened by a kiss from the prince — but what if something else happened? The Drama Club at Berg Middle School looks to explore just that in its production of “Snow White: The Untold Story” this weekend.

Instead of presenting Snow White as a good girl, she is a bad-mannered tomboy lacking any resemblance of grace. Instead of the traditional dwarfs, there are seven fairy godmothers. In a typical tomboy fashion, Snow White wants to please her father more than anything else, while, unbeknownst to her, her stepmother is a witch.

The play is written by two former Disney writers, and Director Melinda Worthington thought that the play would be a unique twist on a otherwise traditional tale.

“It’s a very warm, balanced play for good female characters,” Worthington said.

A total of 61 youth are participating from Berg. The play will be performed along with a second show, “Dancing Princesses,” at the Newton Community Theatre at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Admission is free.