A&E: It Ain’t Easy Being Green

The Frog Bride is entertaining fairly-tale theater

Once upon a time, in a far-off land, there lived a King with three sons. The King sat down with them one day and said: “Sons, it's time to go out in that nasty world and find some brides.” Two obedient sons brought back fair ladies, but the last one returned with a frog. Though


Once upon a time, in a far-off land, there lived a King with three sons. The King sat down with them one day and said: “Sons, it's time to go out in that nasty world and find some brides.” Two obedient sons brought back fair ladies, but the last one returned with a frog. Though she was a very, very nice frog, she was still, nonetheless, a frog …

With a unique jazz-funk score and a running time of just 60 minutes, The Frog Bride has the energy and wit to hold the whole family's attention. Witness writer and performer David Gonalez act out every role against a vibrant backdrop of changing video projections and images. The New York Times called the play “absorbing, funny and suspenseful — it is, in the great tradition of storytelling, enchanting!”

December 22nd through 30th, times vary. Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Street. Children $14, adults $28. 215-985-0420; phillytheatreco.com.