For example, the Princess in the fairy tale is often alone in the castle because her father, the King, is gone most of the time. The actress playing the Princess wrote of growing up with her own father away, but he was incarcerated for embezzling. Another theme in the fairy tale comes from the goblins who hate the humans because they treat them like they don't belong. One actress steps away from her costume to tell of her experience as a Cuban exile in America.
Scenery needed to move quickly, puppet like, and the puppets had to come off of the actors quickly for their monologues.