Six cast members, (none older than 9 years of age) rhymed their way through the fourth and last of the plays for this summer by the Take the Stage Players.
"Rap- Punzel" was a funny and "pun-filled" version of the classic fairy tale.
Rappers, played by Grace Washsey and Lily Matthews, didn't miss a beat narrating the story of a Wife, (played by Sarah Gurzynski), demanding vegetable greens from the Witch's (played by Evelyn Toennes), Garden.
The doting husband (played by Alex Metz) picks the greens for his expecting wife and is caught by the Witch. As punishment, when Rapunzel is born, she is reluctantly given to the Witch for the husband's crime of stealing the Witch's garden greens.
Rapunzel, (played by Julia Macey) grows up in a tall, ivory tower and soon a Prince (played also by Alex Metz) appears and wants to save Rapunzel. But the Witch has heard them speaking and cuts off Rapunzel's hair and banishes her to the forest.
The Prince, stricken from the Witch's magic, is soon discovered by Rapunzel and her tears wash away the "bad" magic and all live "happily-ever-after."
The shows were held recently on the auction block at the Back Mountain Memorial Library in Dallas with proceeds benefiting the library.