The Carihi theatre department presents a dark comedy that chronicles the struggles of parenthood.

The fairytale of parenting

Carihi Theatre Department has been over-run by goblins, giants and witches.

Carihi Theatre Department has been over-run by goblins, giants and witches.

Its latest play, GRIM, is about a bunch of foolish goblins that are given the task of raising two human babies.

Unsure of what to do with crying, flailing newborns, they refer to the only manual at their disposal, a book of fairy tales.

What happens throughout the play is a mixture of moments that are sometimes dark and troubling, and other times surprising and hilarious.

“Working on this play has taught me to take big risks on stage,” says Zoe Frank, a Grade 12 student at Carihi.  “The play is not what you’d expect from fairy tales.  Not everything turns out well, but it’s fun to watch, and be part of.”

The cast and crew will be performing this play at the North Island Regional Drama Festival, next month, in Comox.

You can see it in Campbell River in the Carihi Theatre/Gym on Wed., January 18 and Fri., January 20 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.