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					           CINDERELLA BOLLYWOOD STYLE
                          Cast
Narrator & Dead Father…………………………………….Rishav Chakravarti
Anjali…………………………………………………………………….……….Rajaa Qadri
Raj…………………………………………………………………………….Zenhar Marolia
Evil Stepmother…………………………………………………………Tejal Raichura
Fairy Godmother…………………………………………………….Natasha Vedege
Monica……….………………………………………………………………….Tugce Ersoz
Ronica……………………………………………………………………………..Kaitlin Kerr
King……………………………………………………………………..Syed Ahmed Nasr
Queen………………………………………………………………Malika Subramanian
Harsh…………………………………………………………………….Ahmed Mahmood
                                      Clothes
Anjali
Wear lehenga top and over that wear a large, old shirt along with black tights.
When you get “transformed,” take off large shirt and put on lehenga over tights.
After ballroom scene, take off lehenga and put on large shirt again

Raj
Wear normal clothes (pants/shirt) for entire play, for Ball scene wear an Indian
outfit (kurta)

Evil Stepmother
Same sari entire play

Fairy Godmother
White dress with a tiara and wings, and preferably a wand

Monica & Ronica
Dressy clothes for club scene, Indian clothes for Ball scene, and change back to the
same dressy clothes for final scene

King
Same Indian throughout play (kurta)

Queen
Sari throughout play

Harsh
Same Indian clothes throughout play (kurta)

Background actors
Same Indian clothes throughout play (whatever you can find)




                                          1
                                    Props
Rishav
Mop
Cleaning bucket
Newspaper

Kaitlin
Table cloth
Two pillows
Makeup
Flowers
Family member photos (with tape on the back)

Malika
Clothes
Laundry Basket
Makeup
Hairdryer
A straightener
Wax
Vase
Tray

Tugce
Makeup
Hairdryer
Earring tree
Hair Color
Family member photos (with tape on the back)

Tejal
Disco Ball
Family member photos (with tape on the back)

In Larison
Four chairs
Sofa
Large round table
Large rectangular table
Coffee table

Have to make/undecided/I don’t know
Full length mirror
Breakfast cutlery
Two large vases
Alcohol bottle
Shawl




                                      2
                               Opening Scene
   Props Needed: Mop/Broom, Cleaning bucket, and Round table with four chairs

Narrator
A long time ago, in a land far, far away, in the kingdom of Banglapore, there lived
an evil sorcerer and a fiery dragon. This formidable duo had cast a shadow of fear
upon the entire kingdom, and tales of their terrible deeds would make for a great
play. Unfortunately, given the current economic situation, we couldn't afford the
necessary props for such a performance. So instead we bring you the story of
Cinderella as it truly happened in the kingdom of Banglapore, before the dragon
and the sorcerer showed up.

We begin our story in the house of Anjali; we say the house of Anjali because the
house did in fact belong to Anjali; her late father had left it to her after he met his
end in an unfortunate traffic incident involving a cow, a tourist, and a well-meaning
goat who simply happened to be in the wrong place in the wrong time. However,
currently, the house was being run under the strict supervision of Anjali's evil
stepmother who did not have enough sentiment in her body to warm an orphaned
bacterium. But don't take my word for it; you can see for yourself…

Lights on at 0:03 of song

Curtains open at 0:06 of song

[Music: Chhoti si Aasha]
Cinderella sweeping the floor cleaning the house dancing around feeling happy
getting her chores done

Music comes to a crashing halt

Evil Stepmother comes out screaming (through Entry 1)

Evil Stepmother
Anjali! Why the hell are you making such a racket so early in the morning?

Anjali
I’m sorry mother I was just…

Evil Stepmother
Oh Lord what does a woman have to do get some sleep in this place? Just keep it
down and don’t wake your sisters it’s only 11:00AM!

Anjali
Sure… I’m sorr…

Evil Stepmother (not listening)
And make sure I get my tea and breakfast in my room in 10 minutes. And for
heaven’s sake NO MORE SINGING!


                                           3
Storms off (through Entry 1)

Anjali
I’ll get it right away mummy.

Anjali goes offstage (through Entry 3)

Black out

Curtains close

Narrator
As you can see, Anjali's life was no fairytale. In addition to the not-so-nice mother,
Anjali was afflicted with not one but two extremely selfish stepsisters who believed
that the world revolved around them.

PROP NOTES: PUT THEM ALL IN ENTRY 2
RAJAA: TAKE MOP, PUT IN BUCKET & TAKE TABLE CLOTH OUT
TEJAL: TAKE OUT TWO CHAIRS
SI THU & RAVI: SOFA & PILLOWS
NASR & RISHAV: TAKE OUT ROUND TABLE




                                           4
                                  Club Scene
    Props Needed: Two chairs, Full length mirror, Clothes (in laundry basket),
Rectangular table, Makeup, Hairdryers, Straightener, Earring tree, Wax, Hair Color

PROP NOTES
ZENHAR & AHMED: RECTANGULAR TABLE & MIRROR
MALIKA: EARRING TREE & CLOTHES (IN LAUNDRY BASKET)
NATASHA: MAKEUP, HAIRDRYER, STRAIGHTENER, WAX, HAIR COLOR

Lights on

[Music: Deedar De]
Dance sequence getting ready to go out at night

Anjali (coming out from Entry 2)
Where are you going sisters? Can I come?

Monica & Ronica (in unison)
You? (Look at each other and laugh at Anjali)

Monica
Did you hear that Roni - she wants to come with us! (Laugh)

Ronica
Anjali we are going to the club - not to a flea market. And besides we are going to
meet Raj - you don’t even know anyone at the club.

Anjali
But if I went with you I could get to know…

Monica (cutting her off)
Please Anjali you are wasting our time make sure you leave the door open for us
we will be back late, really late.

Ronica
And if we’re lucky we won’t be coming back at all…

Monica & Ronica laugh, go offstage (through Entry 1)
Anjali turns, watches them leave

Curtains close

Raj comes in (through Entry 2)

                             Props Needed: Disco Ball

[Music: It’s the time to Disco]
Dance sequence with Monica, Ronica & Raj


                                          5
Curtain closes

PROP NOTES
AHMED: TAKE AWAY MIRROR
KAITLIN: TAKE AWAY EARRING TREE & CLOTHES (IN LAUNDRY BASKET)
NATASHA: TAKE AWAY EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE




                                     6
                           Introduction to Raj Scene
      Props Needed: Rectangular table, vase & flowers, four Chairs, and Breakfast
                             cutlery, Tray, Newspaper

PROP NOTES
MALIKA: BRING IN TABLE CLOTH, VASE & FLOWERS
TUGCE: DISHES
NASR: TWO CHAIRS
THILINA: TRAY & NEWSPAPER

Narrator
Now we come to a very different house, or should I say a mansion, a palace. This is
the residence of the King and Queen of Banglapore; their sole heir was their only
son, and his name (expectant pause) was Raj. Raj had just recently returned from
his studies at Oxford, and was now the most eligible bachelor in Banglapore.
However, his disinclination to settle down and some of his newly acquired western
habits had displeased his more traditional parents who felt that perhaps a family of
his own would bring Raj back to his roots.

Lights on

Raj wakes up groggy and goes for breakfast. His father looks up angrily.

King (Reading newspaper)
So you finally decided to wake up your highness.

Raj
Aw c’mon dad not again!
(Hugs mother) Good morning mummy.

King
Not again?! (Putting down paper) Son you aren’t 18 anymore. It’s time you became
more responsible. Staying out every night till 3AM, tell me does that look good?
What will our neighbors think?

Raj
That’s not true I was back at 2:45.

Queen
Raj beta you are getting old when will you get married?

Raj
Mom I’m too young to be tied down…

King
Oh so you think your mother and I are tying each other down?

Raj


                                           7
No dad it’s not that…

King
We have organized your engagement party this Sunday and your mother and I will
choose a bride for you if you don’t choose one yourself.

Raj
C’mon dad don’t you think you’re overreacting?

King
No. It’s time you became a responsible young man.

Raj
This isn’t fair…

King
Life isn’t fair - get used to it (walking away).

Raj
But dad... Mom - say something!

Queen
I’m sorry beta but your father is right. You need to get married.

Raj
I don’t believe this…

Tableau

Black out

PROP NOTES
NASR: TAKE OUT DISHES
THILINA: REMOVE NEWSPAPER
RISHAV & MALIKA: TAKE OUT RECTANGULAR TABLE




                                            8
                         Preparation for Ball Scene
 Props Needed: Mop/Broom, Cleaning bucket, Family member photos (with tape on
                             them), Coffee Table
PROP NOTES
TUGCE & KAITLIN: PUT UP FAMILY MEMBER PHOTOS
RAJAA: BRING IN MOP & BUCKET
AHMED: COFFEE TABLE

Lights on

Ugly sister’s leaving for the grand ball & Anjali is mopping in the background.

Monica
I can’t believe he is going to choose a bride today!

Ronica
I bet you he will choose me over you.

Monica
Right; when pigs fly!

Cat-fight between Monica & Ronica

Evil Stepmother comes in

Evil Stepmother
Now, now girls behave yourselves. He has to choose at least one of the two of you.
Anjali finish sweeping and go to sleep. Don’t wait up for us. (Turning to girls) Now
remember try and impress his parents because if he doesn’t choose someone by
the end of the night his parents will pick the girl…

Evil Stepmother, Monica & Ronica leave.
Anjali sweeping, stops for a second and runs to the corner and starts crying.

Anjali
It’s not fair. It’s not fair!

Narrator
But luckily for this downtrodden young lady, someone was listening...

Enter Fairy Godmother

[Music: Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta]
Looking around clears her throat.

Fairy Godmother
What’s the matter dear? Why so glum?




                                          9
Anjali (surprised)
Who are you?

Fairy Godmother
Me? Well I’m your fairy god person.

Anjali (stammering)
F...f.f.fairy god person? Don’t you mean fairy godmother?

Fairy Godmother
No child the new politically correct term is fairy god person, it’s less sexist this way.

Anjali
Oh!

Fairy Godmother
Now what’s the problem?

Anjali (crying again)
It’s not fair that my stepsisters always go to these wonderful parties and I can
never go.

Fairy Godmother
Who said you can’t?

Anjali
Well I don’t have any nice clothes? And how would I even get there?

Fairy Godmother
Well that’s why I am here. Now turn around.

Blackout

Lights on

Anjali has been transformed.

Anjali
Wow this is so beautiful how can I ever thank you?

Anjali hugs Fairy Godmother.

Anjali
But how am I supposed to get there?

Fairy Godmother
Think nothing of it. You are in India – you’re ride is ready for you outside.




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Anjali
Oh fairy godmother thank you so much how can I ever repay you?

Fairy Godmother
Well there are a few formalities you need to take care of before you can use any of
this.

Anjali
Formalities?

Fairy Godmother (taking out papers and a pen)
Yes you see due to new governmental regulations I can grant wishes only until
midnight. After that I am afraid your trial offer expires and the clothes and
everything else will disappear, unless you want to pay for them?

Anjali
I don’t understand.

Fairy Godmother
You see since I didn’t actually make the dress I could get sued by the designers for
illegal sharing of patented material. It’s all very complicated these days. If you had
the money you could purchase this lovely gown, but I am guessing you don’t have
10,000 rupees on you?

Anjali, flabbergasted, shakes her head.

Fairy Godmother
I thought as much. So you have till midnight – enjoy!

Fairy Godmother disappears.

Anjali
Wait what if I …. Shoot she’s gone; well we better get going before my time runs
out!

Exit

Blackout

PROP NOTES
NATASHA: TAKE OFF PHOTOS OFF BACK CURTAIN
RAJAA: TAKE OUT MOP & BUCKET
THILINA: TAKE OUT COFFEE TABLE
AHMED: TAKE OUT VASE & FLOWERS




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                                 Ballroom scene
                         Props Needed: Door, Two Big Vases
PROP NOTES
NASR: BRING IN ONE LARGE VASE
ZENHAR: BRING IN THE OTHER LARGE VASE

Lights on

Party everyone mingling around. Raj looks bored and is standing next to his parents
who are greeting everyone.

Queen
So do you like anyone you see? I personally like that girl Mrs. Ahuja’s daughter.

Raj (expressing disgust)
Please mom she is just not my type.

King
Quiet! Here come some more people. Ah! Hello Mrs. Mehta how are you today, I’m
so glad you could make it.

Evil Stepmother (flirting with the father, extending hand to have him kiss it)
Believe me the pleasure is all mine!

Queen
Ahem!!

Evil Stepmother
Oh yes these are my lovely daughters Monica and Ronica…

Monica & Ronica
Hi!!

Evil Stepmother
Why don’t you both go and dance with Raj?

Raj
No it’s alrigh...

Monica
Yes let’s go! (Drag Raj out of chair)

Raj sees Anjali while he is being dragged – love at first sight
Everyone except Raj and Anjali freeze – only move once Tumse Milke starts

[Music: Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jana Sanam & Tumse Milke]
Dance sequence




                                         12
The clock chimes at midnight and Anjali runs offstage. Raj grabs on to her hand but
manages to retrieve only a bangle.

Blackout

PROP NOTES
THILINA: TAKE OUT ONE VASE
AHMED: TAKE OUT THE OTHER VASE




                                        13
                 Raj Depression Scene & Looking for Anjali
 Props Needed: Alcohol bottle, Shawl, Table with four chairs, Mobile phone, Vase &
                                      Flowers
PROP NOTES
MALIKA: BRING IN TABLE CLOTH, VASE & FLOWERS, ALCOHOL BOTTLE
NASR & ZENHAR: RECTANGULAR TABLE, SHAWL & MOBILE
NATASHA: TWO CHAIRS
TEJAL: TWO CHAIRS

Narrator
It appears that young Raj was fallen head over heels for young Anjali;
unfortunately, for Raj, since these were the days before Facebook, he had no idea
who Anjali was or how to locate her. Thus he was in a most wretched state and had
turned to the bottle in order to drown his sorrows.

Lights on

[Music: Tadap Tadap]
Raj with shawl drinking alcohol (Devdas)

Queen
Son what has happened to you beta, you never used to drink so much…

Raj (corny, Bollywood)
Mother you do not know the anguish of a man in love.

King (to wife, humored)
Do you hear this nonsense, till Friday he was too young to be tied down and now he
is being tormented by love!

Raj
Laugh all you want dad but this time its serious, I cannot live without her.

King
All that is fine, I am not denying that you are in love. At least tell us her name?

Raj (pause)
That I can’t tell you.

King (laughing, to wife)
You believe this the boy is in love and doesn’t even know her name. Haha kids
these days…

Queen
Don’t laugh at him please it’s not…

Raj (overly dramatic)




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Let him laugh mom let him laugh - what will his cruel heart know about love and its
tortures!

King
I am sorry I might not know anything about love, but I do know if I loved someone
I would try and find them and not sit down all day crying about it… anyway I have
more important things to do, come (take away wife).

Raj (turn to audience)
Dad is right I should go and try to find her.

Raj calls friend - Harsh

Raj (On mobile phone)
Yo Harsh come with me I need your help to find someone.

Blackout

Curtains close

PROP NOTES
NATASHA: TAKE OUT TABLE CLOTH, VASE & FLOWERS, ALCOHOL BOTTLE
NASR & THILINA: TAKE OUT RECTANGULAR TABLE & SHAWL
RAJAA: REMOVE TWO CHAIRS
MALIKA: REMOVE TWO CHAIRS

 Props Needed: Mop, Cleaning bucket, Family member photos (with tape on them),
                          Coffee Table, Vase & Flowers
PROP NOTES
TUGCE & KAITLIN: PUT UP FAMILY MEMBER PHOTOS
RAJAA: BRING IN MOP & BUCKET
NATASHA: COFFEE TABLE
MALIKA: VASE & FLOWERS

Narrator
And so began the search for Anjali - Raj and his friend went house-to-house, door-
to-door trying to locate the girl whose hand fit in the bangle that Anjali had left
behind, all the time dodging suspicious uncles and angry aunties.

Lights on

[Music: Woh Ladki Hain Kahaan]
Raj and Harsh find different girls to try on bangles in the audience

One very hairy arm pops out from the closed curtains – Raj & Harsh pull out the
hand – uncle runs away

Raj & Harsh exit through Entry 1


                                           15
Blackout




           16
                                     Finale Scene
Lights on

Narrator
Finally, our young prince arrived at Anjali's house and knocked on the door...

End song at Anjali’s house, Raj and Harsh knock on door, Monica opens door, Evil
Stepmother and Ronica watch.

Monica (super happy, adjusting hair)
Oh hi Raj! How are you, I’m so glad you found my bangle I lost it at your party you
know…

Raj
No I don’t think…

Monica
Here give it to me! (Too tight) Ummmmm haha! Funny thing I put on 20 pounds
since Sunday night so it’s not fitting anymore… So why don’t we forget about this
bangle…

Ronica
Hahaha! 20 pounds in 2 days… right… the bangle is actually mine Raj dear here let
me try it (Too loose – to Monica) Look what you did! You stretched my bangle!

Girls cat-fighting, Evil Stepmother tries to mediate.
Raj sees Anjali in a corner.

Raj
What about you? Come; try this on your hand.

Anjali comes out sheepishly and extends her hand and it fits perfectly.

Raj (ecstatic)
That’s it! It’s you - I knew it was you!

Raj gets down on knees and holds Anjali’s hand

Raj
Anjali will you marry me?

Blackout

Curtains close

Narrator




                                           17
And so they lived happily ever after until a minor mishap involving another well-
meaning but clueless goat put a slight dent in their plans; but that's a story for
another time. Until then...

Lights come on in front as Narrator says “Until then…”

Tugce, Natasha, Malika & Kaitlin in position for dance… group dance

[Music: Love Mera Hit Hit]
Dance sequence


                                    THE END




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