Sock ‘n’ Buskin wows with Brothers Grimm

Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon was a hilariously energetic production that left its audience out of breath. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon was a satirical, dark and sarcastic take on the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The show did not follow one consecutive storyline but alternated between the warped tales of Cinderella (Emily Poulsen), Rapunzel (Sarah Ashton), Snow White (Megan Harvey), and The Frog Princess (Natalie Lopez). The stories were commentated by the quirky and equally engaging narrators (Keara Williams and Aaron Cooze). It is worth noting that the goal of this show was not to teleport us to a different dimension, but instead, to entertain in its own setting. This is not a show to go to if […]

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Q+A: Sock ‘n’ Buskin director Meg Sutton

Carleton’s own Sock ‘n’ Buskin theatre company has a production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon premiering on Nov. 16. With the show a week away, The Charlatan sat down with director Meg Sutton to learn more about the show. The Charlatan (TC): Let’s start with why [you chose] The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon? What drew you to the play? Meg Sutton (MS): It’s a very cute story. I’ve been a part of Sock ‘n’ Buskin for a while. I found my family and great friends. I always thought I’d be an actor, never thought I’d be a director. When I choose [the play], I was across Canada and my friend Mary convinced me to direct a show. I didn’t want to, […]

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Sock ‘n’ Buskin takes on fairy tales

As summer draws to a close and fall begins, Carleton’s very own student-run theatre company—otherwise known as Sock ‘n’ Buskin—is busy prepping for their fall line-up of performances. Sock ‘n’ Buskin is starting off this year with a performance of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, a play where a group of fairy-tale characters attempt to combine and adapt 209 of the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales into a whirlwind of dark comedy. Meg Sutton, the play’s director, said the show bridges the gap between the light and fun happily-ever-after aspect of Disney and the darkness of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales. “We’re going back to when Cinderella did have evil step-sisters, but they were beautiful, and did end up cutting […]

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