“The Twelve Dancing Princesses (and that Other Guy)” is my satirical take on a classic fairy tale. I wanted to interrogate the problematic themes and tendencies that often go unaddressed in the tales themselves. What would a fairytale be without the flowery language intent on masking rather sinister undercurrents? Would the story be different if the ‘hero’ were a perfectly average guy? This modern take hopes to provide social commentary concerning these questions and the original’s general narrative. Onward!