Play script by David F. Eliet. Music by Kenneth Kacmar. The oldest and most universal of folk tales is the Cinderella story. Versions come from almost every known culture around the world. Originally written for the Perishable Theatre of New England, it enjoyed phenomenal success. Cast: Minimum of 3 men, 1 woman, who plays many roles (which may be individually cast, of course.) Masks and puppets add theatricality. Music score for theme song is included in the script.
The oldest story ever told combines in one telling variations on the Cinderella stories from Africa, India, and China, of which the latter is the oldest. All of the beloved and familiar elements of the story are here, but with highly theatrical variations representing the different cultures. The Cinderella of the Indian tale is a boy, Changez, and instead fo "Fairy God Mothers" these Cinderllas are sided by the King of Frogs, a magic fish, and a bull. Original music by Ken Kacmar, enhance the production, which is highly recommended for children ages 5-9.
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