50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10036
Description: Presented by Circle in the Square Theatre School, written by David F. Eliet and directed by Danyon Davis, this classic re-telling weaves together short stories and tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy Godmother. In another, "Cinderella" is a boy. Audience members will also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard in this delightful production, which will be performed by graduate actors of the school.
The cast includes Aidan Sank, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Colleen O?Connor, and Carina Zabrodsky.
Running time: 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the cast. Call 212-307-0388 to reserve your seats, or visit www.circlesquare.org and click on "Plays for Grades K-6". Direct link: www.circlesquare.org/artsed2011-2012.pdf.
"Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told" is the second play in Circle in the Square Theatre School's annual Three-Plays for Grades K-6 series, which opened in November 2011 with "Anansi the Spider." The third and final play of the season will be a new musical version of the school's acclaimed production of "Aesop's Fables," which features a book by Michael Milligan and music and lyrics by Joziah Longo, famed for his band The Grand Slambovians (March 5-9, 12-14).
Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS), established in 1963, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers and is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theatre. It offers a two-year training program and a seven-week summer program for students from across the country and around the world. (Both programs require auditions.) Theodore Mann (a co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre) is artistic director, and Paul Libin is president. E. Colin O?Leary is executive director. Among the school's alumni are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), Idina Menzel, Benicio Del Toro, Felicity Huffman, Molly Shannon, and many other luminaries of the stage and screen.