Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told, Featuring Tales from China, India and Africa, Plays Circle in the Square Starting Feb. 3

By Andrew Gans
03 Feb 2014

Allyson Ansel, Deven Anderson, Weston Allen Kemp and Amanda Wilson
Allyson Ansel, Deven Anderson, Weston Allen Kemp and Amanda Wilson
Photo by Jonathan Mann

Circle in the Square Theatre School presents Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told, penned by David F. Eliet, at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre beginning Feb. 3.

Recommended for youngsters in kindergarten through Grade 6, show times are Feb. 3-7 and Feb. 10-14 at 10:30 AM.

The cast includes Deven Anderson, Allyson Ansel, Amanda Wilson and Weston Allen Kemp. Justin Boccitto directs.

This multicultural version features interwoven Cinderella tales from China, India and Africa. "In one of the stories," press notes state, "there is a Magic Fish instead of a Fairy Godmother and in another Cinderella is a Boy! 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."



Following each performance, there will be a Q&A with the cast members.

Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told is the second production in this year's "Three Plays for Grades K-6" series, the popular program that began in 1994. The series is dedicated to the memory of Theodore Mann (1924-2012), co-founder of the Circle in the Square Theatre. Mann was artistic director of both Circle in the Square Theatre and Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Running time is 50 minutes; there is a $5 charge for adults and children. Home schoolers are welcome. For tickets call (212) 307-0388 during business hours. For more information visit circlesquare.org.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella continues at the Broadway Theatre. Bronx Bombers also plays Circle in the Square.