Sunday, October 30, 2016

Twin Cities Horror Festival V: Cinderella: A Revenge Play by Cheap Thrills Theater

What's It About: "​Everyone knows the classic tale of Cinderella. But what if Cinderella decided to save herself? With the help of her dead mother’s demonic spirit, Cinderella takes revenge on those who have wronged her."

Cinderella: A Revenge Play has a large, young and enthusiastic cast of performers. The idea of Cinderella's revenge is an intriguing one, and draws on the elements of the gruesome original Grimm's Fairy Tales. The production uses the space in an interesting way, and uses found lighting to unique effect. Engaging performers help make this tale more intriguing, such as Amy Schumer lookalike (Lauren Syme) as the less-wicked of the stepsisters, and Martin Ware, Jr. as the Prince's envoy.

If You're Sensitive and/or Delicate: You should probably be okay, unless you have unresolved mommy issues.

In Short: The twist on the classic story was interesting, but the show feels a little unfinished. It seems as though this is a young company, and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.