A review of Richard Pryor’s first performance onstage, in Juliette Whittaker’s adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin at the Carver Center.

The review concentrates on the professionalism of Whittaker’s endeavor: this was children’s theater raised to the level of art, with touches of Grand Guignol. Pryor’s performance as the King — modeled, according to Pryor’s memoir, after his sweet-talking Uncle Dickie — went unmentioned.