November 26, 2016 - January 8, 2017
The Other Cinderella
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originally premiered in 1976 and has been a staple of the theater ever since. The most popular of all the Black Ensemble Theater productions, this holiday classic always features some new twist, turns, and surprises. The show joyously retells the familiar fairy tale with an Afro-centric twist. There's a "Stepmama" who works at the post office, two mean, evil but especially funny stepsisters, the brothers are from the 'hood, Cinderella was born in the projects and the "Fairy Godmama" is from Jamaica. Just as in the "traditional" Cinderella, there is a King, Queen, and a Prince, but in this kingdom, everybody has soul. The Other Cinderella
is appropriate for all ages, featuring original music, exciting dances and a heartwarming story that reminds audiences of the greatness of the human spirit.