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Performance Dates

January 13, 15-16, 1972

Creative Team

Director - Petie Dodrill

Designer-Technical Director - Karen Rossi

Assistant to the Director - Vickie Korosei

Vocal Consultant - Nita Foltz

Costume Designer - Petie Dodrill

Choreography - Gayle Pilie, Debbie Herr


Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper, is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances, that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The story of Rhodopis, recounted by the Greek geographer Strabo in around 7 BC, about a Greek slave girl who marries the king of Egypt, is usually considered as the earliest known variant of the "Cinderella" story. The first literary European version of the story was published in Italy by Giambattista Basile in his Pentamerone in 1634; the most popular version was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697, and later by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms' Fairy Tales in 1812.

Although the story's title and main character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore "Cinderella" is the archetypal name. The word "Cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of "Cinderella" continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media. The Aarne–Thompson system classifies Cinderella as "the persecuted heroine".

Cinderella. (2017, August 31). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:52, August 31, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cinderella&oldid=798123302


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