Owen High presents eco-friendly ‘Cinderella’

From staff reports

Owen High School presents a fresh, Southern retelling of “Cinderella” with an eco-friendly bent. This “country” rendition is a fast-paced, fun presentation that comes complete with midnight ball, transformed maiden, ugly step-sisters and the ever-charming prince in search of the owner of one lost shoe.

Lyn Nihart directs the show, having seen the world premiere at the Barter Theatre in Virginia. He was delighted with the physical comedy, creativity and the encouraging message that plants seeds of hope and community. “Plus,” he added, “the audience was full of kids, and parents loved it.”

“Cinderella” will be the conclusion of the performing arts season at Owen High School, a season that has included 12 different events this year. The response has been great, including packed houses for “Godspell,” standing ovations for music and dance events and the successful introduction of “A Front Porch Christmas” that will become an annual event.

One glass slipper

What: Cinderella

When: 7 p.m. May 21-22, 2 p.m. May 23

Where: Owen High School

Cost: $5