Written by David F. Eliet and directed by Danyon Davis, 10:30 AM weekday performances of Cinderella will continue through Feb. 10.
The cast features Aidan Sank, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Colleen O’Connor and Carina Zabrodsky. A talkback with the cast will follow each performance.
The play, according to press notes, is the "classic re-telling of Cinderella as seen through interwoven short stories and tales from China, India and Africa. Children 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."
Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told is the second play in CITSTS' 3-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 (March 5–9).
Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS), established in 1963, is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theatre. Theodore Mann (a co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre) is artistic director, Paul Libin is president and E. Colin O’Leary is executive director. Among the school's alumni are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Benicio Del Toro, Felicity Huffman and Molly Shannon, among others. The Circle in the Square Theatre, current home of the Broadway revival of Godspell, is located at 50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. For more information and to make a reservation, call (212) 307-0388 or visit www.circlesquare.org.