Every child knows the story of Cinderella, but Cinderella in a Polish reform school? Janusz Glowacki's Cinders, playing Nov. 27-Dec. in Los Angeles, finds a group of young criminals staging the fable of Cinderella for a hip, young director who hopes to use the girls' real life stories to film a documentary for a prominent Western film festival. His only interest is furthering his career, but the girls have much to teach him about the system imprisoning them.
Chaim Theatre Ensemble and Blue Sphere Alliance present this tragicomedy at the Lex. Ann Partrich, producing director of the Blue Sphere Alliance, directs.
Cinders features Earl Carroll, Sean Gavigan, Becky Meister, Brian Burnett, Laura Butt, Harry Calborn, Sarah Chang, Makeda Goodnight, Cindy Gross, Gabriel Guttierez, Wynne Hu, Jiovanna Jurado, Elan O'Connor, Jared Paddock, Rachel Seiferth, Shan Shi, Rosalie Siler, Kristina Sorensen and Shivani Thakkar.
Glowacki's plays include Hunting Cockroaches, Home Section and Antigone in New York. Christina Paul translated Cinders.
Tickets are $15. The Blue Sphere Alliance at the Lex is located at 6760 Lexington Avenue in Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 930-9304. — By Christine Ehren