Why is it in almost every fairy tale that the lady is always the one in distress, and Prince Charming has to ride up on his white horse to save the day? How about the other way around, where the man is captured by brain-eating zombies, and the woman rides up on her Harley-Davidson to rescue him right before the center of his nervous system is going to be made into lunch. Well, to hold you over until that story is written, you can see the puppet version of the Brothers Grimm classic, Rapunzel. This tale is about veggie loving parents, Okra and Romaine, who have to give up their beautiful daughter Rapunzel to go live in a tower with an evil witch. Years go by until...wait for it...a prince arrives to help whisk her away. The escape plan may or may not include that long, flowy hair of hers. The puppet version of Rapunzel will play this Wednesday at the Dupree Theater Lobby (3333 North MacArthur Blvd. in Irving). For more information on times and ticket prices, visit irvingartscenter.com.
Wed., Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., 2009