Zach Theatre’s final Family Series show of the season opens on April 18. Cenicienta is a bilingual staging of the Cinderella story, in collaboration with Teatro Vivo. Easily understood by Spanish and English speakers alike, the play features found-item puppetry, Mexican culture and humor.
This is the second collaboration between Zach and Teatro Vivo. “Zach is committed to doing a bilingual play for young audiences every year,” says Nat Miller, education director at Zach Theatre. “We serve over 50,000 students, and over 60 percent are Latino. It is important for us to tell stories that represent them and their lives.”
The April 18 show follows a celebration of Con Mi Madre essay competition winners. Five finalists and their mothers will be honored, and two scholarship winners will be announced at this performance.
On May 17, the 2 p.m. show will be a sensory friendly performance, tailored to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
Cenicienta runs through May 29.