Audience enjoys ‘CinderHood’
Both young and old audience members were entertained Thursday by “CinderHood,” performed at Snyder Village by the Chicago Opera Play House.
The company, on tour in Peoria by being sponsored by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Snag Creek Golf Course, consisted of four members, Metamora native Linden Christ, Adam Busch, Philip Sokolov and Bryna Berezowska.
The play, composed by Busch, features four cast members ready to put on a fairy tale. However, the group is divided when it comes to choosing which fairy tell to put on, “Cinderella” or “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Busch helps the group decide by doing a mix of the two called “CinderHood.”
Throughout the performance, the play mixes the two fairy tales up with both the scenery and characters. Instead of Red Riding Hood meeting with the Wolf, Cinderella does, and the Wolf eventually meets, and dances with, the Wicked Stepmom.
All parts in the performance are played by the four cast members, including Busch becoming the Wicked Stepdaughter.
The audience is also encouraged to participate, including gasping and murmuring at Cinderella’s dress during the ball.
The audience also enjoyed laughs throughout the performance by seeing fairy tales they know become twisted.
The performance at Snyder Village was their third of the day, performing “CinderHood” previously at Roanoke Schools and the GAR building in Peoria.
The group then performed at St. Mary’s of Metamora, Washington Grade School, Lincoln Grade School and Metamora Christian Union Church on Friday.