Let Down Your Hair

LET DOWN YOUR HAIR is a modern, Big-Cheap-Theatre re-telling of the Brothers' Grimm "Rapunzel." Frau Göthel the fairy is re-imagined as a right-wing presidential candidate who hires a home tutor for her daughter. But when the oddball tutor, Ms. Wiegle, tells Rapunzel about the birds and the bees—and girl meets boy from a wilderness therapy program—things get a little...Grimm.
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Let Down Your Hair

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  • Kenneth Jones:
    29 Apr. 2019
    Matt Bennett’s deliciously fractured fairy tale LET DOWN YOUR HAIR is a ferociously absurd political comedy that reimagines Rapunzel’s mother as running for president while micromanaging her daughter’s sex education. The play has the fury and humor of Christopher Durang’s best plays, and manages to be specific about a political moment and universal about the difficult twists and turns of parenting and being parented.
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support LET DOWN YOUR HAIR.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    20 Mar. 2018
    Hilarious, dark, sensual, and lyric, LET DOWN YOUR HAIR is a wonderful piece of story telling that weaves together fairy tales with modern culture and politics in a beautiful and seamless story. The language is rich and the visuals and theatricality of this play are so exciting. Quick, someone produce this play so that I can see it!

Development History

  • Reading
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    TUTAlab
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    2016
  • Workshop
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    University of Utah - New Play Workshop Class
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Plan-B Theatre Company
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    2015

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