Friday night I took Connor and my nephew Austin to the MSU Riley Center for Performing Arts to see Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. The story is a Cinderella story set in Africa. Originally, I didn’t think the two boys would enjoy it, but after volunteering to help seat area school children Friday morning and seeing part of the play, I knew they would like it and they both did.
After the show the actors all were in the lobby signing the playbill. Connor was so excited to meet the actors, and told me later, “Mimi, I want to be in a play.” I usually have my camera handy, but didn’t this time-and I missed some great pictures of Connor with the actors!
From the website:
When a great African king desires a wife, the best maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Dallas Children’s Theater proudly presents John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, a gorgeous, Caldecott Award-winning Cinderella tale adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel across a river and half a day’s journey to go before the king. As they encounter the forest, each experiences a rite of passage.
The play was excellent, and even though the actors from the Dallas Children’s Theatre were doing their third performance of the day, they gave it their all.
You can read more about this play and their tour by clicking here.
Thanks for stopping by,