This spring, Moorhead High School theater offers comic relief with the zany, funny show â€œCinderstein,â€ which combines the storylines of â€œCinderellaâ€ and â€œFrankenstein.â€ More than 40 Moorhead High students are part of the cast and crew. Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 28, 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. May 1. A sign language interpreter will be present at the April 28 show.
â€œCindersteinâ€ is a play within a play where the actors are high school students putting on a performance. The high school drama teacher wrote her own version of Cinderella by combining the princessâ€™s tale with the story of Frankenstein, but the production is bombing.
According to Moorhead High director Dawn Gunderson, the show includes a fairy â€œgoshmotherâ€ not godmother, five stepsisters not just two, a boy who has to dress up like a girl, a queen who never gets her lines quite right, and a tech guy who shows up in scenes when he should be running sound.
After being forced to play a girl, one of the boys worries that if his father, a sports fanatic, sees him his acting career will be over. Despite the directorâ€™s explicit instructions that the Princeâ€™s Ball scene must be slow and elegant, the cast speeds it up so the boy wonâ€™t be seen, but the actress playing the queen is incapable of improvisation and canâ€™t keep up. When Frankenstein replaces Cinderellaâ€™s brain with a catâ€™s brain instead, this wacky production changes beyond even the directorâ€™s recognition.
Tickets for the performances are on sale now. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. You can purchase them through the box office at 218-284-2345, in the activities office or at the door.