Download The Baba Yaga Saga from Gypsy Audio
Gypsy Audio, May 2013
Adapted from a Russian folktale and directed by Colin McRoberts, The Baba
Yaga Saga was a macabre little tale with strong echoes of Cinderella, as Vassilissa (Michelle Lenne) is forced
out to find light so that she and her sisters can complete a task imposed on them by their mother (Karen Kahler).
During her travels she meets
a wicked step-mother with a penchant for eating people (Kimberly Poole), which represents not much of an alternative for the
unfortunate girl, who has spent much of her life being bossed about by her step-sisters (Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Robin McRoberts).
Eventually the girl escapes a fate worse than death, and might even contract a happy marriage - provided, that is, that
she perform certain tasks for her future husband.
Narrated with tongue-in-cheek innocence by Uncle Ivan (Tim Rowe), The Baba Yaga Saga
was at once amusing yet quite scary, as it underlined the risks attending any young lady seeking to make her fortune in the