Department of Theatre

UNCW Theatre Terry Rogers Student Lab/Scholarship Production The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous Post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairy tale: her own. This subversive story haunts the audience and carries a powerful message for young women living in a world where not everything ends up happily ever after.

Directed, designed, produced and performed by UNCW Theatre students, the Terry Rogers Student Lab/Scholarship production is a great learning experience for our students. Led by faculty mentors, students have the opportunity to present their own production. The guiding principle of this production is to create theatre that is creatively rich in a low-tech environment.

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls will run at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Performances will take place October 24-27 in the SRO Theatre in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building. Tickets are $10 for members of the general public and $3 for students (sales tax included.) Tickets are available at the door one hour before the show on show dates.