USU Eastern Press Release
USU Eastern’s Theatre department is in its final weekend for “Cinderella: a Fractured Fairy Tale,” and the final play before the Geary Theatre gets a major facelift beginning next week.
Although this production is not quite the story you may be used to, this “Cinderella” will introduce new characters, special effects, a happy ending, and audience interaction and participation.
Corey Ewan directs the play along with Marki Kazebee as stage manager, Aaron Bone as assistant stage manager and Brent Innes as technical director. Members of the cast include Mckylin Rowe AJ Brimley, Bethany Prettyman, Bright Ostergar, Camie Jones, Chloe Clarke, Christopher Palo, Christine Redford, Donnie Corwin, Erica Weber and Hunter Stevenson. The cast also includes Jennifer Thomas, Jennifer Taylor, Josh Bone, Kaylee Denver, Keely Earl, Laura Bills, Liz Anvik, Mckylin Rowe, Scyler Smith, Skyler Winder, Tavery Larsen and Toby Prettyman.
Diana Cox, costumer designer, said the most anticipated scene of the play is, “Cinderella’s magic dress transformation.” As this play has previously been done in other productions, Cinderella usually has to make a full costume change, but this team has chosen a different attempt and the dress transformation will be an illusion.
“The best part of this play is the costumes,” stated Liz Anvik, who plays the fairy godmother.
Cox said this production of Cinderella is best described as, “Stand up comedy meets melodrama.” Members of the cast said the play is a production that all ages will enjoy. Younger children will enjoy the story and the cast said, “Adults will get a kick out of it.” They ran matinees for the elementary schools April 20-21.
Cinderella runs through Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. each night.