Premiering at
Mainstage Theatre
at Pheasant Run
December 14-December 23, 2018

RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a German fairytale collected by the Brothers Grimm and first published in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales.
According to researchers, the tale originated around 4,000 years ago. In the story, a Miller in financial difficulty lies to his King, telling him that his daughter can erase the debt by spinning straw into gold. The King brings the girl to the palace, shuts her in a tower room filled with straw and a spinning wheel, and demands she spin the straw into gold by morning or he will have her father beheaded. In desperation she calls out for help to the heavens and an imp-like creature appears in the room with her and spins the straw into gold asking only the necklace she is wearing in return.
The next morning the King has the girl taken  to a larger room filled with straw and orders her to repeat the feat. Once again the imp returns and spins the straw into gold in exchange for a ring the girl wears on her finger.
On the third day the King has the girl taken to an even larger room filled with straw and tells her that he will either marry her if she can fill this room with gold or execute both her and  her father if she cannot. For the last time the imp returns and extracts a promise from her that she give him her firstborn child as payment for the task and she has no choice but to accept his bargain.
The King keeps his promise to marry the Miller's daughter, and when their first child is born, the imp returns to claim his payment, but consents to give up his claim to the infant if she can guess his name within three days.
Then…well we don’t want to spoil the story by revealing what happens next. You’ll just have to see the show!
Come see how The Sigman Brothers put their own spin on this time-honored fable.