What is Grimms’ Mad Tales?
A mash up of flash mob, story slam, costume parade and street theater. A spectacular, outdoor, large-scale promenade event at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival this fall.
Method Machine’s production of Mad Tales of Rochester uses the stories of the Brothers Grimm, a provocative collection of 209 tales for children and adult, including such classics as Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel and Cinderella.
Costumed in colors inspired by the text, “Red as Blood, White as Snow, Black as Crow,” a cast of hundreds perform while the audience wanders the promenade in choose-your-own-adventure style. The cast are community members from all walks of life: students, adults, seniors, special interest groups, ethnic communities, families, friends, roommates and more!