Kenike Miché’s CINDY SOUL, is the new hit play featuring RAH DIGGA, female rap artist phenomenon, that responds to police brutality as the world slowly recovers from the devastating global pandemic of this century. In this remake of the ole’ classic fairytale, ‘Cinderella,’ a young black girl who’s lost her mother is abused by her evil Step Mother and bullied by her Step Sisters. Her Father, seemingly blinded by her Step Mother’s seduction and deceit, does not rescue her from harm. As she struggles to survive in her newly blended family, Cindy (MARSHA-ANN HAY) makes a stand for JUSTICE against police brutality. Meanwhile, the proverbial Prince (SHARIFF SINCLAIR) and his crew also make a tribute to slain heroes. This stage reading is dedicated to the life of George Floyd and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to the Equal Justice Initiative as seen in JUST MERCY.
The cast includes: MARSHA ANN HAY as Cindy, KENIKE MICHE as Juanita, SHARIFF SINCLAIR as Tyler, IGNATIUS HINES as Arnold, RAH DIGGA as Jenny, HANNAH JACKSON as Miranda, TBD as Tank, TIEISHA THOMAS as Lucinda, BRAYAN ANGULO as Kyle, XAVON ROSS as Brent, KENSIWE MATHEBULA as Ethel, EVA BARRETT as Mrs. Wattley, JOY ILAGAN as Ms. Owens, T.B.D. as Messenger and HASHEKA FORTE as the Narrator.
There will be a TALK BACK afterwards with the Playwright and Cast after the reading. Van Dirk Fisher, Founder & Artistic Director of the Riant Theatre and producer of the JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL.