Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Available October 25 – November 5
Suggested for grades K-6

Written by Caroline Reck and Rupert Reyes
Produced by Glass Half Full Theatre
Original musical composition by Ammon Taylor

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.

Your trip includes:

  • Access to HD performance video
  • Study Guide
  • Object Puppetry workshop

NYS Learning Standards: The Arts 2, 3; ELA 1,2,3
Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3
National Core Arts Standards: Th:Cr1.1k-6, Th:Cr1.2k-6, Th:Cr, Th:Re7.1k-6

Learning Connections: Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning Development

To register for this trip or learn more, email the Education & Engagement office at PAC.aie@purchase.edu or call our Virtual Field Trip hotline: 914-251-6232.