Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
10am and noon
Grades: K-6

Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she’s stuck in the basement preparing for a party upstairs that her stepmother and stepsisters will host, she’ll have to get creative. It’s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also re-enacting the classic tale of Cinderella, using whatever objects are at her disposal: napkins, teapots, and doilies, to name just a few. With these everyday items, a healthy dose of imagination, and a love of poetry passed down by her father, Belinda imagines a bigger world for herself…

When she learns that the party’s special guest is (real-life) writer Gary Soto, Belinda wants desperately to attend the party and share her own writings with Soto. But to do that, she must learn to stand up for herself and take charge of her life and dreams. This captivating bilingual one-woman performance is a modern spin on the beloved fairy tale and tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language.

Learning Standards

Curriculum Focus
Cultural Understanding
Oral Tradition

Learning Standards
The Arts 1,3,4; Social Studies 1,3

Common Core Standards
ELA-Literacy: SL.3; Rl. 2,3,7


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