Described by the writer of the script as “quirky” and “whimsical,” the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House Youth Group’s production of “Catskin” will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the opera house. Similar to a one-act gig, the play has a 30-40-minute run time. The event is free and open to the public; donations are always accepted.
Adapted from an old English retelling of the Cinderella story, the production follows a beautiful princess, nicknamed Catskin for the fur coat she wears, trying to escape from the pressures of arranged marriage. She disguises herself as a peasant and is thrust into the life of a kitchen maid, only to have a handsome prince fall in love with her.
The youth group putting on the play is made up of six girls ranging in ages from 11 to 15. Members of the group include Chloe Pedraza, Eva Arreola, Cashlyn Varnin, Cora and Maya Ford and Caydence Rodriguez. They have been meeting once a week since January to prepare for the performance.
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