Cinderella and Her Sisters - Live Theater for Kids
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The last date listed for Cinderella and Her Sisters was Friday October 17, 2008 / Noon.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
Cinderella is one of the most recognized stories around the world. There are anywhere from 340 to more than 1500 versions – the exact number remains in question. However, the Cinderella tale always centers on a kind, but persecuted, heroine who suffers at the hands of her step-family after the death of her mother. The heroine has a magical guardian who helps her triumph over her struggles.
In deciding which versions to use, director Eve Muson “wanted to show three different cultures and three distinct aspects of the girl representing Cinderella. In The Little Red Fish…, she is rewarded simply for being good. In Little Burnt Face, the girl chooses to be kind and generous when she has no reason to be. Maria, in the third version, is rewarded for her insight and wisdom.”
“This is meant to be in ‘story-theater’ style, in which actors narrate their action in the third person, as well as directly address the audience,” Ms. Muson continues. “Five actresses portray about 30 roles.”
Those five actresses are: Brittany Rose Baratz, Elizabeth Fette, Kristiana Jorquin-Moreland, Madeleine Russell, and Amal Saade.
The three cultures will be represented through the costuming as well, by identifying commonalities among the cultures. For example, a Middle Eastern veil used in The Little Red Fish and the Golden Clog may be turned over to reveal a Latin American mantilla for Maria La Cenicienta.
About the Ticket Supplier: Olney Theatre CenterLocated just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.
An award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
In addition to its mainstage season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, OTC offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America's longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; Potomac Theatre Project, which offers experimental and alternative plays that explore provocative and challenging human situations, ideas and visions; special school performances of mainstage shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; and post-show discussions.