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Cinderella to be performed at Hershel Zohn Theatre

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present Cinderella, Nov. 21 - Dec. 7 at the Hershel Zohn Theater on the NMSU campus. It is the second production of the 2008-2009 ASTC/NMSU season.


Cinderella will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Nov. 21 to Dec. 7, with a Thursday preview performance at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and a Thursday performance on Dec. 4. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and NMSU faculty/staff and $10 for students. Call the ASTC box office at 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for details.

A classic fairy tale, Cinderella tells the tale of a poor girl whose dreams magically come true. With the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella escapes the clutches of her wicked stepmother and finds love in the palace of Prince Charming.

Co-director Rebecca MacCallum recalls that the story was one of her "favorites while growing up, I loved the beautiful story." As she began exploring the play, however, she grew to appreciate the "vast history of the tale and the continuing drive writers have to adapt an ancient story to address society's hopes and alleviate society's fears. Cinderella is fun and fascinating!"

MacCallum, a student at NMSU, said she is excited to lead an experienced production team. NMSU faculty member Tom Smith serves as co-director and sound designer, with support from fellow faculty members Mike Wise, stage manager, Jim Billings, scenic designer and David Hereford, props designer. NMSU student Erica Powell designs the lights. Cinderella features the talents of three guest artists, Robbie Randall, music director, Candace Craig-Hardie, choreographer and Crystal Weatherly, costume designer.