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Cinderina and the Corridors of Power
Cinderina and the Corridors of Power
By Joanna Hempel.

Cast: 7m., 8w. (1 boy, 1 girl, extras as desired.) Enchanting in its wit, wisdom and absurdity, this fractured fairy tale turns convention on its head with a modern and morally redeeming twist. When a troubled Queen tastes Cinderina's apple cinnamon cake, she asks Cinderina to promise to make her another for her son's 21st birthday. The cake sets off an avalanche of events, upsetting the powers that be. You'll see your favorite characters—the ugly sisters and that devious duchess, conniving in the corridors with a wiley Lord Chancellor and a mad chef who insists on putting glue in all his dishes. To save the castle's tourist industry, the prince announces a cake competition, to be judged at his birthday ball! When Hans, the castle's garbage man, is suspected of pilfering from the chef's kitchen, Cinderina has to find ingredients for her special cake some other way, Gunter, a village boy, and his mother and sisters rally. It is not magic but a people's creative faith in themselves that wins in the end. From one of Australia's leading writers for young audiences, this charming play is an allegory with fun and romance for the young and deeper lessons for all of us about power, ambition, optimism, trendiness, and self-doubt. "Studded with absurd occurrences and delightful characters with all the freshness of the commedia, this is a clever piece from beginning to end." (Australia's Lowdown Performing Arts Magazine) Bare stage w/props.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  C92
Cast Size:  15
No. of Act(s):  3
Pages:  57
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 087129592X
Biographies
Joanna Hempel's published works include The Iceberg Factory (Longman); Gabriella Rhymes with Fella, Gifts and No Big Deal (Heinemann); and What's Right for Me (Currency Press). Written for her students at the Armidale School of Youth Drama, which she formed in 1980, her plays are a popular resource for theatre groups and students of English and drama throughout Australia. Born ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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