An evil widowed woman and her three daughters move to the Colorado Territory to lay claim to the wealth and fortune left by her husband. Mrs. Stone and her two daughters Peach and Plum, along with their step sister Elley, make the long train trip to Colorado Springs and soon find life in the western mining communities rather drab and dreary with nothing for sophisticated people to do. As Elley is forced to serve indentured servitude to her mother and step sisters, a plush life is not all its cracked up to be for the sisters and Mrs. Stone.
"Mrs. Stone" Played by: Adelle "Dee dee" Aguilar
"Cinderelley" Played by: Maria Burgos
The story line loosely follows the classic story with a bit of western spices mixed in and is one of the funniest adaptations I have seen in a long time. Written by Pueblo Community College’s own Susan Pelto and directed by the schools Theater Department Head Karen Fogelson, the production was a hit with the crowds each of the four nights it ran.
Writer Susan May Pelto originally had the thought of a western themed Cinderella story 20 years ago while in college. The dream never left and came to fruition in the summer/fall of 2010. Mrs. Pelto stated , “If I had written this play when I originally had the idea, It would have been very different than it is now.” She went on to explain that people who have the desire to write should.
Director Karen Fogelson
Writer Susan May Pelto
The next step for this play is to move up to bigger and better things in southern Colorado. This is bound to make it to the big stage sometime soon.