Thursday, April 11, 2013


The Little Mermaid ~ Austin, TX ~ April 6 - May 11, 2013

ZACH Theatre in Austin, TX presents Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid starring Megan Richards and directed by Nat Miller.  This original retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic combines modern technologies and the ancient art of storytelling to put a new twist on this well-loved fairy tale.  Using projections, fabric and theatrical magic, the ocean comes to life - along with your imagination - in this one-person journey of love, sacrifice and courage.  For ages 6 and up.

“I am very excited to be doing this play at ZACH Theatre,” said Nat Miller, Education Director for ZACH Theatre.  “This piece will be done with one actress telling the original Hans Christian Andersen tale.”

“We want to be very clear - this is not the Disney version,” he noted.  “It is heavily influenced by work I have seen from Europe, Asia and Australia at international festivals.  In the United States, children’s theatre has had a long history of performing fairy tales in giant ‘theme park’ style shows that are big and over the top.  The international work I have seen is much more nuanced, theatrical, and takes risks.  Austin is the perfect place to experiment with new ways of telling a classic tales, and I can’t wait for families to see it!”
Saturday Public Family Shows: April 6, 13, 20 & 27 and May 4 & 11, 2013

Shows are at 11 am and 2 pm

ZACH’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road.

Tickets are $14, available at ZACH’s box office: 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit Lobby opens 1 hour before show time. Drinks are welcome inside the theatre. Group Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Please contact Amanda Adams at (512) 476-0594, x221 for details.

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