In the children’s theater production “Wir spielen Märchen” (We play fairy tales), 45 pupils of the 4th and 5th grade from Gesundbrunnen Primary School bring their versions of the German folk tales “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs” and “Snow White” to the stage of the Centre Français de Berlin. The two stories have many facets, serious and comic, romantic and realistic, fairytale and contemporary. And they have many large and small roles, which the young actors fill with great pleasure: in the story of the lucky child, for whom luck by no means just falls into his lap – before everything turns out well in the end, he has to go through several adventures and even outwit the devil. And likewise in the story of the beautiful king’s daughter who, with the help of her companions, succeeds in defying the persecution of her wicked stepmother and in the end finds her happiness.
The majority of the young performers come from disadvantaged backgrounds and did not grow up with the language of the Brothers Grimm. “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs” and “Snow White” helped them feel at home in this language and gain more confidence in themselves and their own abilities. In the process, they learned that together they can create something entirely new. Something that not only brings joy to themselves, but also to their audience!

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