Local students from Brenau University participated in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance WonderQuest production of the classic fairy tale, "The Frog Prince," at the university's historic Pearce Auditorium.
The students are:
Deirdre Michele Kunze is from Alpharetta. Kunze is a freshman at Brenau majoring in theater design and technology. She was the stage manager for the WonderQuest show "The Frog Prince." She is a graduate of Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Ga. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Mary Elizabeth Donovan Steinhaus is from Milton. Steinhaus is a junior at Brenau majoring in musical theater. She worked in recruitment for the WonderQuest show "The Frog Prince." She is a graduate of Milton High School in Milton.
Based on the story by the Brothers' Grimm and written by Brenau theater professor Gay H. Hammond, the play takes place in a fiery land of anywhen, a place where magical spells, fairy godmothers and spare princesses abound. A frog meets a royal scientist – that is, an unassuming prince meets a scientific princess. Through the trials of dueling suitors, spells gone awry and broken promises, these two learn that while magic can bring you together, only true loyalty can bring you love. Filled with Latin flair and hilarious characters, the play is a new spin on the classic fairy tale.
"The Frog Prince" is a collaboration of work by students and faculty of Brenau University and Gainesville State College working with professionals at every level. WonderQuest is the young audiences division of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a nationally acclaimed collaboration which has brought high-level drama and musical performances involving students, community theater amateurs and professionals to stages at the two institutions.