Glass Half Full Theatre

Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she’s stuck in the basement preparing for a party that she desperately wants to attend to share her own writings, she’ll have to get creative. It’s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also re-enacting the classic tale of Cinderella. Using everyday objects, a healthy dose of imagination, and her love of poetry passed down by her father, she recreates the classic tale of Cinderella and imagines a bigger world for herself. She must learn to stand up and take charge of her life and dreams. This captivating bilingual performance tackles cultural heritage, family and the power of language.  


Recommended Grades: K-6

Length: 50 minutes


Connections: language (spanish/english), poetry, fairy tales, imagination, latin american heritage, theatrical performance, bravery, resilience, self-expression, problem solving 


“Cenicienta accomplishes what children’s theatre should at its best: providing an imaginative tale that’s captivating for children and adults alike, while incorporating cultural and educational facets that pique curiosity and invite further investigation.” 

-The Austin Chronicle



“Cenicienta was important because the message was perfect for students at this time. The students made discoveries about imagination and what would be their "happy ending". As their teacher, I was surprised by how well the students responded to the pre-performance resources. Overall, this experience connected well with our SEL lessons and ELA curriculum.”

-Brigette Bartlett-DeLaRiva, 4th Grade Teacher, Coral Mountain Academy