A theatrical double bill of plays adapted from Neil Gaiman’s stories will be featured at Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon. In “Snow, Glass, Apples” Gaiman dissects the disturbing reasons for Snow White’s snow-white skin and blood-red lips, while in “Troll Bridge” he replaces the Three Billy Goats Gruff with a feckless boy named Jack who carelessly trip-traps over the fateful bridge.
The full press release follows the jump.
PRESS RELEASE 29
Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,
Chicago, IL – August 30 to September 3, 2012
Postal queries to: Chicon 7, P.O. Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Chicago, Illinois, USA – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is pleased to announce a theatrical double bill of plays adapted from two short stories by multiple Hugo award-winning author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman. In “Snow, Glass, Apples” Gaiman dissects the disturbing reasons for Snow White’s snow-white skin and blood-red lips, while in “Troll Bridge” he replaces the Three Billy Goats Gruff with a feckless boy named Jack who carelessly trip-traps over the fateful bridge.
The Gaiman Theatre presentation is a co-production by Pintig Theatre (Chicago) and Socratic Theatre Collective (Toronto) in association with Tattle Tale Theatre (Dublin). The plays are directed by Ruth Pe Palileo and Liz Bragg.
The plays will be presented on the afternoons of Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 as part of Chicon 7’s extensive range of special events. Attendance will be open to Chicon 7 Adult and Young Adult members only as the material includes mature content.
More information can be found on the Chicon 7 website at www.chicon7.org/gaiman.php.
Chicon 7 is the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Chicon 7’s Guests of Honor are five-time Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7’s Toastmaster is John Scalzi.
For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships, visit www.chicon7.org. Send press questions, or requests to be removed from the Chicon 7 press release mailing list, to [email protected]. Send general queries to [email protected]. “World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.
Mike: After all the criminal news it’s good to get to more important things, like spelling. “Neil Gaimain?” Martin
@Martin: You’ve saved me again. 🙂