The love story that is Fiona and Shrek’s is not your standard one. There is not really a sweet princess who meets a handsome prince who has saved her in some way from the clutches of an evil stepmother or a maligned and enraged fairy.
FIONA: Now holdest on, Sir Knight. Don’t you want to savour this moment? SHREK: Aw geez, I’m like a crackpot magnet!
No - Fiona actually can become pretty upset and throw a mighty tantrum. Shrek is not trying to save anyone – just himself from being ‘swamped’ by complaining fairy tale creatures who are evicted from Duloc to his quiet, happy swamp.
As a result, the characters are mismatched; the plot is unexpected and the Cast and Staff are having a ball trying to make an hilarious script even funnier with our own crazy ideas – and it’s working!
Shrek is coming soon to a swamp in the Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets are going on sale as of this weekend!