Youth Performing Arts 

in conjuction with
 Allen Park: Parks and Recreation


Surely there are others who laugh such as I. No, my pretty, you've never seen me. I'm a stranger in these parts, just an old traveling lady - that's all - just selling what little wares I have to get by. Would you be so kind as to help an old lady out? Many wonderful treats, but this, this is the fairest of them all. There are some who would give their lives for just a taste. But the pleasure of seeing you take a bite is all I need. 


(Chants) Tra-digee-ee and a li-li-do

Pimpersnap, loldrops, ying-yang-yo,

Lillywumpus, tigersplash and ho-hum-ho!

Rumpelstiltskin, Rumpelstiltskin flicks his nose.

Rumpelstiltskin, Rumpelstiltskin taps his toes.

Rumpelstiltskin, Rumpelstiltskin no one knows.


So let me get this straight. All that stuff you said about the carriage turning back into a pumpkin, the footman turning back into mice, the flux capacitor thingy and the space-time continuum and the end of the world...all of that was just a story you made up to get me to keep curfew? So, I could have stayed longer at the party last night and you'd have never known?


Don't you worry, my dear. When all is said and done, things will fit just perfectly. Your story isn't over yet, my dear. Your story will have the perfect fit too. Just wait and see. Life goes forward, my dear. It does not dwell on the past. You cannot change what has been, but what shall be is up to you. You shall see. Good things come to those who look ahead for what is to come.


It's all my father's fault. He told the king, who is now my husband, that I could spin straw into gold. But of course I couldn't. I was to be put to death unless I somehow made it happen. Then, this terrible little man came to me. He was a blessing at first. He really could spin straw into gold, and he did to spare my life. The king was so impressed by it, still thinking that I had spun the gold, that he married me. I became the queen and everything was happily ever after. All my dreams had come true. That is until just two days ago when the terrible, strange little man returned to be repaid for what he had done.


I can explain. (shouts) I don't know what happened to her hair! (controls himself) Look I am terribly sorry. This is all just a big misunderstanding. I didn't mean to save them, and I did not steal them. I'm just passing through, looking for my own maiden. (holds out his hand) She's about this tall, blond haired, blue eyed, dressed in rags, yet glows like the brightest light in the darkest night. You haven't seen her have you? 


I am your daughter, Aislin, Princess of the Southern Kingdom. A fairy cursed me at my naming ceremony, and when I reached the age of adulthood, I pricked my finger on a spindle and fell into a deep sleep for many years. You had me placed in a tower in the forest so I could be found and rescued by a prince and the spell would be broken. Now, I'm awake and I have found you. (Father still looks confused) But you.... you must have been sleeping for as long as I had. Your memory is forgotten too, just as mine was.