'Once Upon a Genre' in Union
Union — For any who have ever wondered what happens after happily ever after, Coastal Christian School’s new comedy "Once Upon a Genre," may just have the answer.
This original genre-bending comedy by local playwright Pam Townsend is set at the Happily Ever After Resort and Spa where characters from beloved fairy tales are vacationing. In this idyllic spot, it seems that their only problem is how to arrange a match between Sleeping Beauty’s daughter Somnia and Snow White’s enchanted son Alabaster. But when the Happily Ever After Resort and Spa is bought out and becomes Mystery Manor Resort, all the rules change. True love’s kiss will no longer cure all ills. Worse, as the Resort and Spa keeps changing owners and names, the fairy tale characters find themselves in increasingly perplexing situations — from the Wild West to Science Fiction to Musical. If they can’t bring back Happily Ever After, how can Somnia and Alabaster hope to find their life’s purpose and a happily ever after of their own?
Once Upon a Genre will play at the Old Town House in Union, Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7 p.m. with a matinee at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens. (All seats for the matinee are $5).