During my internship we were asked to each develop our own version of the Hansel and Gretel Fairytale. My Hansel and Gretel is set in late 1960s Georgia with a Ukranian twist. Hansel and Gretel live with their hippie parents in an abandoned freedom rights bus in the midst of a large sunflower feild. They sleep in tents and eat organic produce grown by their parents. Their parents dont let them eat junk food and force them to do yoga. One morning Hansel, the younger one runs away. Gretel the caring and goody two shoes sister runs after him. They are lost in the sunflower feild and come upon the edge of a forest. An attractive bright choo choo train catches their eye and they hop on...but as they travel through the forest the tracks of the choo choo start to roll on themselves and they have no hope of finding the sunflower feild or their home anymore. The train takes them deep into the forest as night creeps. Scared and hungry they travel through a long narrow tunnel at the end of which opens up a world of exitememnt. A magical house with a farriswheel, candy and cupcakes everywhere, fat petting zoo animals and endless magic. In the midst of this they meet what seems like a very caring elderly lady who acts absolutely crazy in a lovable way. She is feeding all the fat petting zoo animals tarts, cakes and mostly cupcakes. Hansel is intrigued by the candy he is not allowed to eat at home and pigs out. Little does he know that the cupcakes he is being fed are magical. All the fat petting zoo animals used to be kids. He turns into a pig and is adopted by the which as her favourite baby animal. She keeps him in a cradle in her room like a real ukranian baba yaga with lots of smothering and cupcakes. Gretel the goody two shoes she finds annoying and turns her into the caretaker of the whole establishment. Gretel brings slop buckets of cupcakes to the fat petting zoo animals thinking of a plan to free hansel from his enchantment. She soon figures out the spell and uses her 2 day old parents grown organic vegetable lunch taht is still in her napsack feeds her brother the organic food that will turn him back into a real boy. The which is given a taste of her own medicine when she is fed a cupcake disguised as a carrot. She turns into a dog and the fat petting zoo animals Hansel Gretel and their new little cute fat dog which travel back to their organic farm to help the other children.
Lesson learned. Listen to your parents. Dont be embarassed of your roots.
Sorry about the size of the images...i wanted them to be arranged sequentially.