Subtitle: A Very Grimm Tale
Written, Produced, and Directed by Yuri Rasovsky
A Finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for Original Work
A Finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for Audio Drama
From a master of audio drama comes an intriguing spin on the classic tale of Snow White, only from Blackstone Audio.
With the premiere of two new film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone enters the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast exposé of fairy-taledom. At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven snow? Did her allegedly wicked stepmother get a bum rap from the Grimm brothers? What went on behind the closed Dutch doors of the dwarves’ cottage? How many handsome princes does it take to screw in a light bulb? These and other burning questions may or may not be answered in this new pseudogothic audio play that Blackstone commissioned from award-winning author and audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky.
“Rarely is there so much fun packed into just two CDs of an audiobook! Written, produced and directed by the late Yuri Rasovsky (1944–2012), Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale is an original and hilarious reworking of the Snow White story with bits of other fairy tales embedded here and there. Featuring an outstanding cast of performers…[it] is a rollicking great satire that is unrelentingly funny from beginning to end. You’ll never think of Snow White the same way again. Enhanced with superb production values, Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! is a highly recommended ‘theater of the mind’ experience and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal and community library audiobook collections."--Midwest Book Review
“This version of Snow White would give children insomnia and cause them to spend years in therapy. This creation of esteemed writer and producer Yuri Rasovsky and an outstanding theater ensemble, including Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory), and a half-dozen other names from television and audiobook productions, is an amusing, sometimes hilarious, retelling of the old story. As odd as it sounds, much of it is very close to the German original. The cast is amazing. Snow is a spoiled Valley Girl; her father (literally) a blathering idiot. Both are oblivious to the stepmother’s seething hatred. The production is punctuated by perky music and sound effects. Rasovsky adds characters from a dozen other well-known Grimm fairy tales to make a mega-fairy tale.”—AudioFile