Recall the Grimm Brothers' moral tale of promises made and promises broken. A poor miller tries to impress the royal cousin by boasting untruthfully that his beautiful daughter can turn straw into gold. When the girl is locked in a room with a spinning wheel and some straw to accomplish this task, a strange little man appears and entices the young maiden to promise him her first-born child if he assists her. Later, he returns to claim the baby in fulfillment of their bargain, but is undone by his own ego.
California Theatre Center (CTC), located in Sunnyvale, is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company that brings theatre training to life in its renowned Education Program for youth! CTC's educational goal is to offer a positive atmosphere in which young people can gain an appreciation and love of the arts. CTC's Education Programs are process-oriented and allow students to learn that theatre is a collaborative, team-building experience. Students are guided by professional CTC artists to focus their creative energy on a multitude of theatrical exercises and topics to learn and develop skills for expression, thereby building self-confidence and self- esteem.