© 2018 by Brian EG Cook

THE ASH GIRL

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

University of Alaska Fairbanks
April 2015

Direction and Scenic Design by Brian Cook
Costume Design by Bethany Marx
Lighting Design by Kade Mendelowitz
Sound Design by Chris John George
Stage Management by Ian Buoncore 


CAST
Carrie Baker as Sadness 
Kellie Bernstein as Gluttontoad 
Melissa Buchta as Fairy 
Molly Cable as Mouse 3 
Elsbeth Cheyne as Slothworm 
Amelia Cooper as Greedmonkey 
Nicole Cowans as Ashgirl 
Leilani Eames as Mouse 1 
Freddy Gryder as Envysnake 
Marley Horner as Prince Amir 
Cynthia Jones as Angerbird 
Brian Kerly as Man in the Forest 
Katrina Kuharich as Ruth 
Jessica MacLeod as Stepmother 
Sambit Misra as Paul 
Nancy Nguyen as Judith 
Charlotte Phillips as Mouse 2 
Paloma Polanco as Owl 
Ariana Polanco as Princess Zehra 
Mallory Smyth as Pridefly 
Sierra Trinchet as Lust 
Ethan Whitfield as Otter

In a big old house, the Ashgirl lives huddled deep in the protection of an ashy hearth. With her mother dead, and her father away, she lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters. When the invitation to the ball arrives from the prince, she finds the strength to go with the help of her friends, some of whom come from unexpected places. This retelling of the classic Cinderella fairy tale is “like a mix of C.S. Lewis and Sondheim’s Into the Woods: an eclectic fairy tale anthology.” (Guardian, London)

  • facebook graphic
  • Black Instagram Icon