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Western Pocono Community Library's Storybook Theatre to present 'Cinder ... Who?'

  • LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Western Pocono Community Library's Storybook Theater will present "Cinder ... Who?" this weekend at the library. Cast and crew members are, front from left, Nick Colombo (Cinderfellow), Stephen LaBargo, Denise Haasz, Michael…
    LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Western Pocono Community Library's Storybook Theater will present "Cinder ... Who?" this weekend at the library. Cast and crew members are, front from left, Nick Colombo (Cinderfellow), Stephen LaBargo, Denise Haasz, Michael Lamberti, Ambrose Cavalier, Augustin Cavalier. Second row, Stephen Koster, Sean Savage, Michaela Caruso, Anya Moleo, Sabrina Meli, Wen Clifford, Piper Clifford, Nicole Brooks-Miller (Princess Arabella). Third row, Cassandra Green, Amanda Thomson, Ashley Colon, Belle Scarpone, Olivia Liptak, Logan Kaye, Conor Savage, Ryan Berwind, Richard Berwind, Peter Colombo.
Published February 21. 2014 05:00PM

The Western Pocono Community Library's Storybook Theatre will perform an adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale "Cinder ... Who?"

There will be two performances, both at noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. The library is located at 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville. The performances are free and open to the public. Donations would be appreciated.

"It is sure to be one of Storybook Theatre's best performances," says Patti Weiss, director and WPCL circulation desk/cataloging manager. "We have had to struggle with rehearsal cancellations due to weather, and shortened cast due to illnesses, but we are going on as scheduled."

Act One finds Cinderfellow, once a "nobody" steward of the hearth, witness King Joe's contest to find a husband for his daughter, Princess Annabelle.

When all the contestants pull out of the competition, Cinderfellow finds out who he really is. Then from out of nowhere, there are three Cinderellas. Will Princess Annabelle's love for Cinderfellow remain true and does everyone finally live happily ever after?

In Act Two Cinderella, a home economics goddess, is tricked into going to the ball to meet her Prince Charming. But it's not as easy as it sounds. Her sisters are in on the plan along with their dates. What will come of Cinderella and her obsession with cleaning?

Act Three showcases the Prince's Ball, which is a beautiful place to find all sorts of "love."

Intermission entertainment will be provided by music director, Megan Bush-Weiss, with an assist from stage crew member Denise Haasz.

Storybook Theatre is comprised of teenagers from all over Monroe County, brought together by the love of acting. WPCL has been hosting this group since 2011.

This will be its third major production, with several smaller productions throughout the year. In early 2012 Storybook Theatre opened with an adaptation of "Oliver Twist," then in 2013 Storybook Theatre wowed the crowd with its adaptation of the "Wizard of Oz" titled "To Oz!"

"The teenagers have been working so very hard to get this production together and I am sure you will find this not only a great family outing, but also very entertaining in all levels," says Weiss.

For more information or directions, or a Backstage pass, contact Weiss at 570-992-7934 or wpcl6@ptd.net.

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