|Annual Children's Production Features Rupert Barber's Interpretation of "Cinderella"
January 20, 2009
The Connie Company and the Davidson College Department of Theatre invite children and families to productions of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” January 23-25. The Connie Company is the youth theatre program of the Davidson Community Players.
|(l-r) Ben Bashinski '10 and Rebecca Goudarzi '11 play the lead roles in "Cinderella."|
Davidson College students will play all the roles in the colorful, costumed production. Melissa Ohlman-Roberge directs the play as it was interpreted by the late Rupert T. Barber Jr. Proceeds from the performances will benefit the college’s Rupert Barber Scholarship and the North Carolina Theatre Conference’s Constance Welsh Memorial Scholarship.
Performances will be Friday, Jan. 23, at 4:30 and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 25, at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. All performances are in the Cunningham Theatre Center’s new Barber Theatre.
Tickets are $7 general admission, and may be reserved from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Friday, Jan. 16, by calling 704-892-7918. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The lead role of Cinderella is played by Davidson sophomore Rebecca Goudarzi. Her fairy godmother is played by senior Alea Skwara, and her handsome prince is junior Ben Bashinski. Junior Maret Seitz and junior Matt Baum play the roles of the wicked stepsisters, and freshman Madison Rigger is the evil stepmother. The narrator for the performance is senior Suzanne Lenz. Also appearing are first-year students William Koster, Chipper Jones, and Katie Fahy, and sophomore Megan Endersby.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,700 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.
The Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts.
Posted By: Bill Giduz