"The Dead Prince" (Strange Tree Group): Innovative Lyrical Lark

"The Dead Prince" (Strange Tree Group):  Innovative Lyrical Lark

Strange Tree Group presents THE DEAD PRINCE.

Is it a fairytale, a folktale or a muzical? Yes.

Playwright Emily Schwartz has concocted a play-full original.   Schwartz’s story is about a princess and her quest for true love.  The happily-ever after is challenging because her prince charming is dead.  Imagine “Princess Bride” meets “Twilight” on the way to “Weekend at Bernie’s.”  The plot is layered but not overly complicated.  The characters  are whimsical with a side of grit.  The dialogue is witty. Even the death theme is more funny than dark.  The Dead Prince is an innovative, lyrical lark.

 Scott Cupper as The Dead Prince and the cast of The Strange Tree Group’s world premiere musical THE DEAD PRINCE by Emily Schwartz, directed by Paul Holmquist.  Photo by Emily Schwartz.

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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