Robert Kerr, Playwright


The Juniper Tree

(2 M, 2 W, 1 Either, 60 minutes)

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In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm Fairy tale, told from the wicked stepmother’s point of view, a young woman who married unwisely is tempted by the Evil One into murdering her stepson and taking even more gruesome steps to cover up her crime. When the boy’s stepsister buries his bones under the tree where his mother is buried, she initiates a series of supernatural events that leads to a reckoning for the stepmother.