Although we are all familiar with the classic Rumpelstiltskin, this play contained a unique “Crazy Catholic twist.”
The play begins as Laura is on the run because her father was unable to pay his taxes and promised the king that she can spin straw into gold. While on the run she meets up with a traveler Axel and they travel to a nearby kingdom. At this kingdom Laura finds herself in the same predicament but this time Axel has a secret.
While everyone is sleeping Axel turns the straw into gold. Unfortunately the king gets greedy when he sees this and commands Laura to make more. But Axel’s powers comes at a cost and the evil wizard and his nymphs comes to collect. Resulting in Alex having to 1st take Laura’s ring then her chain and finally promising her 1st born child to him. But this was all a part of the wizard and nymphs scheme to become free. The wizard and nymphs trick both Axel and Laura, leaving Axel heartbroken after seeing his love Laura marry the same king that ill treated her. Subsequently Alex is locked up for trying to stop the wedding.
When he is released he learns that Laura has become a mother and so he goes to collect his payment but his feelings for her gets in the way so he gives her a way out. If she is able to guess his name in three days she would no longer have to give up her baby so the king then sends his detectives to investigate and luckily they figure it out just in time.
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