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School Performance: Cenicienta—A Bilingual Cinderella Story (KCYS)

Produced by Glass Half Full Theatre

This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12. Ticket requests open August 31.

Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she’s stuck in the basement preparing for a party upstairs that her stepmother and stepsisters will host, she’ll have to get creative. It’s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also reenacting the classic tale of Cinderella, using whatever objects are at her disposal: napkins, teapots, and doilies, to name just a few. With these everyday items, a healthy dose of imagination, and a love of poetry passed down by her father, Belinda imagines a bigger world for herself.

When she learns that the party's special guest is (real-life) writer Gary Soto, Belinda wants desperately to attend the event and share her own writings with Soto.  But to do that, she must learn to stand up for herself and take charge of her life and dreams. This captivating, bilingual, one-woman performance is a modern spin on the beloved fairy tale and tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language.

Recommended for grades K-5

Performance length: 50 minutes

Learn more about the Krannert Center Youth Series.

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Susan & Michael Haney

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey

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Event Details

Studio Theatre
Tu Mar 21, 2023 - 10:00am CT
Tu Mar 21, 2023 - 12:30pm CT
We Mar 22, 2023 - 10:00am CT
We Mar 22, 2023 - 12:30pm CT
Th Mar 23, 2023 - 10:00am CT
Th Mar 23, 2023 - 12:30pm CT
Fr Mar 24, 2023 - 10:00am CT
Fr Mar 24, 2023 - 12:30pm CT
$10 per ticket Payment due date TBD