Cinderella X 3

3 cultures, 3 stories, 1 timeless tale of hope and goodness in the face of adversity…

Presented by the East Hillside Youth Theatre Camp

SHOW TIMES:
Thursday, July 23, 1 pm
Friday, July 24, 1 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, July 25, 7 pm
at the Harbor City International School Theatre 332 West Michigan Street, Duluth. Admission is FREE, donations welcome.

Sponsored by: CDBG, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Parks & Recreation, Grant Community School Collaborative, Grant & Nettleton Magnet Schools, ISD #709 EEAC, ISD# 709 African American Cultural Center, ISD #709 Asian Pacific Cultural Center, The Incredible Exchange, MDE 21st Century Community Learning Center, Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank, Ordean Foundation, St. Mary’s Corporate Contributions, ISD #709 Title 1, True North Americorps, United Way of Greater Duluth, VISTA, Y.E.S. Duluth, YWCA of Duluth, and individual donations.

9 Comments

Tim K

about 12 years ago

My kids are volunteers for this program and they're no slouches! Come see a cast of dozens!

Calk

about 12 years ago

Margi Preus and Jean Sramek wrote the play, so you KNOW it's going to be great. I'm going to try to make it Tim, with family in tow.

Calk

about 12 years ago

I talked to one of the actors last night and looked over the program. Sounds like a lot of people put a lot of effort into this play, I hope people will make it and cheer on these young actors!

Calk

about 12 years ago

Well, I'm pretty disappointed. This is part warning, part complaint. We got to the theatre at HCS at 7:02 pm -- literally two minutes after the stated starting time, as we had problems finding parking on Michigan St. There were four young women already there, standing outside the door. They told us the door was locked. I pushed against it. My husband pushed against it. The two of us then pushed as hard as we could against it. The door opened a crack and a woman inside hissed at us that the play was beginning, and we couldn't come in. We asked if we couldn't even stand at the back. Nope. So we left, with our very disappointed daughter, who has friends who were performing. I know we were late by 2 minutes, but, still: it would have been nice to have someone at the door telling people what was going on, instead of some jerks standing against the door, holding it shut, ignoring people making repeated attempts to get in. If we'd been told when there'd be a break in the action (there are 3 stories after all), and that we could have come in during one of the breaks in the action, we would have done that. Instead, we went and saw "The Proposal." Hope no one this evening has the same disappointing experience that we did. But "The Proposal" was hilarious, so the evening ended well after all.

Tim K

about 12 years ago

Interesting that you pushed against the door after those there said it was locked. I'm sorry you missed the show, but you were late. Live theatre, even kid's theatre, isn't set up for late arrivals. You needed to plan ahead for parking- it's downtown, afterall. I'm sorry that an exception wasn't made just for you.

Calk

about 12 years ago

Tim -- I'm just saying, if there'd been a sign on the door, or someone at the door who could re-direct people, it would have made the 7 of us in total who were there within *two* minutes of the starting time wondering what in the hell was going on less frustrated by people who blocked the door, even though they could feel repeated attempts by others to enter. I've been late to live performances before, and in my experience, there's always been someone there to let us know when there's a break in the action, so we can go in without disrupting the performance. I'm not saying make an exception just for me because I was late, but make it so people are not refused entrance completely because those in charge don't give a shit whether they stay or go.

Tim K

about 12 years ago

I don't know the particulars or policy of the Children's Theater Program or those staffing the place that night, but I saw a sign on the door saying "Please Do Not Enter During the Performance." But, the real lesson is- don't be late for live theater. It's just plain rude. Yeah, you couldn't find a parking spot. Or there could have been road construction- or a police blockade- or a tornado. It really doesn't matter, because in the end, it is not about you. I struggle with that issue myself. But really, the world keeps spinning around whether or not I got into one show or another. Our own sense of our exceptionalism leads us to get indignant over the slightest slight- deserved or not. I hope you don't give up on seeing a kid's theater production after this outrageous incident.

Calk

about 12 years ago

Tim -- Don't worry, I still support children's theatre and always will. I am actually going to be constructive rather than destructive and offer to help out next year, because I feel so strongly about supporting children's theatre. And although I am not an actor, I have been to enough professional productions all over the USA, I know how things are done. 
Peace.

Calk

about 12 years ago

PA -- Tim, there was no sign on the door Friday night. There wasn't. But don't worry about it, it's no big deal, my daughter sees it as a learning experience, don't dawdle over your dinner when you have to be somewhere. I shouldn't have said anything, because I TOTALLY support this program and think it totally rocks, it's provides these kids with some amazing experiences. Next time, we leave the house 15 mins. before show time.

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