The Twelve Huntsmen

This play can be done a million different ways.

The Brothers Grimm tromp through the forest in search of fairy tales and stumble into a story: “Cesario” and a band of eleven women have disguised themselves as Huntsmen. The women tell stories inspired by food. Some are dark, some comic, some strange, some new, and some familiar. Each Huntsman has a story, but not all are told every night. This...
This play can be done a million different ways.

The Brothers Grimm tromp through the forest in search of fairy tales and stumble into a story: “Cesario” and a band of eleven women have disguised themselves as Huntsmen. The women tell stories inspired by food. Some are dark, some comic, some strange, some new, and some familiar. Each Huntsman has a story, but not all are told every night. This play can be different every performance.

The energy of this play is "sleepover, but with, like, pirates."
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The Twelve Huntsmen

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  • Reina Hardy:
    21 Aug. 2018
    This play is delightful- funny and heartbreaking. If you are looking for an excellent play to do with young people that is insanely flexible, and majority female, you are doing yourself an absolute disservice by not putting this on your reading list immediately. The random performance order is a great hook that kids will love, and both the frame and each individual story are full of impactful and hilarious roles that kids will love playing.

    Side note: some wonderful deep cuts from the Grimms- I found myself thinking "why didn't I know these stories?"

Development History

  • Commission
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    Acme Theatre Company
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Acme Theatre Company
    ,
    2018