Robert Kerr, Playwright



(3 M, 3 W, 60 minutes)

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In this adaptation for children of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, a veteran of a long war finds himself out of work and in dire straits. He accepts a wager from the devil to go through the world for seven years without cutting his hair, bathing, or shaving, all the while wearing the skin of a bear. In this state, he is shunned by everyone he encounters until he meets and falls in love with the unconventional daughter of a destitute old man. The veteran vows to return to her after the seven years have ended. His loneliness only grows worse, and he risks succumbing to despair before he keeps his vow.