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William_tell_snow_white (1998)

William_tell_snow_white (1998)

SF Opera, 1st basement

This was one of those classic supernumerary assignments: Onstage for the first sixty seconds and the last ninety, with only one appearance in between (weary peasant, slowly dragging bag of plastic potatoes from one side of set to the other, elapsed time under twenty seconds). We got very good at Oppressed Peasant. It did get silly. Here, a gang of peasants steal William Tell's prop apple and re-enact Snow White and at least Four Dwarves. Doc, Sneezy and Grumpy were off quaffing somewhere. It's what dwarves do.