Johnson And Percy

Arnold Johnston lives in Kalamazoo, MI. His plays, and others written in collaboration with his wife, Deborah Ann Percy, have won awards, production, and publication across the country. His poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and translations have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies. Arnie is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights’ Center, and the American Literary Translators Association. He was chairman of the English Department (1997-2007) and taught creative writing for many years at Western Michigan University. He is now a full-time writer. Deborah Ann Percy earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Western Michigan University. Her own plays, and those written in collaboration with her husband, have won numerous awards. Since 2003 they have written some fifteen half-hour radio dramas for broadcast on Kalamazoo's NPR-affiliate WMUK-FM as part of “All Ears Theatre.” From 2009-2012 they were joint Arts and Entertainment columnists for the national quarterly journal “Phi Kappa Phi Forum.” After a distinguished administrative career in the Kalamazoo Public Schools, Debby is now a full-time writer, and a member of the Dramatists Guild and American Literary Translators Association.
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  Rumplestiltskin: The True Hero

Fairy Tale by Johnson And Percy

44 pages

6 m, 7 w, 6 flexible, extras


At last, Rumpelstiltskin gets to be the hero! Based on the original Grimm fairy tale, this traditionally misunderstood character earns a well-deserved happy ending, winning the hand of Freya, the beautiful miller’s daughter. Both comic and suspenseful, and using elements of other fairy tales and classical myths, this adaptation involves King Grood, the (not very) Good; his vain son Prince Werther; and an unscrupulous chancellor. Rumpelstiltskin, a handicapped young man, is actually Prince Werther’s twin, whom the soft-hearted miller could not bring himself to...