The Little Mermaids - Middle School Theatre Production
Black Box Theatre - Oakland School For the Arts, 18th Street, Oakland, CA, United States
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THE LITTLE MERMAIDS [World Premiere - working title]
A series of one-acts written by Matthew Travisano in collaboration with OSA Theatre Playwriting
Inspired by "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen


Nov 30 (7pm), Dec 1 (7pm), Dec 2 (7pm), Dec 3 (2pm) / Black Box


This series of one-act plays will be inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's famous (and problematic) short story "The Little Mermaid." Each play will focus on people asked to compromise a part of who they are in order to gain acceptance, and the consequences that come with it. The first play will be a traditional adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" the each play after will then riff on the first one, including the final piece which will offer a parody of the famous Disney film musical. In a change from previous years, all students will be included in the middle school production and it will rehearse mainly during class.