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June 27, 2013 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Category: Play
Location: Hilberry Theatre | Map
4743 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: $5, $8
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance launches its inaugural Detroit Youth Theatre and Dance Journey with the children’s play Cinderella or It’s Okay to Be Different by Cynthia Mercati. The play travels to eleven different Detroit Public Elementary Schools throughout the month of June. It plays at the Hilberry Theatre June 20 - 30.

This tale of Cinderella takes place on a school playground as a group of lively students discover that their familiar Cinderella story isn't the only one - that there was a Cinderella in ancient Egypt and one among the Algonquin Indians and that there are hundreds of Cinderella tales all around the world! In an innovative, sophisticated, and theatrical style, this fast-paced, up-beat, multicultural show focuses on the universality of folk literature and finds that it's okay to be different.

Individual Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults. There is a $5 per ticket price for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Hilberry Theatre Box Office at 313-577-2972, online at www.wsushows.com, or by visiting the box office at 4743 Cass Ave. on the corner of Cass Ave. and Hancock. The summer Box Office hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 – 2 p.m. The box office will be open one hour prior to all performances. Performance information and tickets may also be obtained by visiting the Theatre's websites at theatreanddance.wayne.edu.

Public Performance Dates at the Hilberry Theatre:

Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 21, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Friday, June 28, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 2:00 p.m

For more information about this event, please contact Theatre Management at 313-577-3010 or theatrepr@wayne.edu.