Carmel resident takes fresh look at ‘Fairy Godmother’


Enid Cokinos is putting her own spin on the timeless tale of “Cinderella.”

“Who’s to say that Fairy Godmother doesn’t run a matchmaking business?” the Carmel resident said. “And that The Big Bad Wolf isn’t her landlord? I am proud to bring this twisted fairy tale back to the stage for IndyFringe Festival 2019 and to help the IndyFringe Theatre celebrate its 15th anniversary.”

Cokinos’ one-act play, “Fairy Godmother & Associates,” was first performed at DivaFest 2016 in Indianapolis. It will be shown six times at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis.

“‘Fairy Godmother & Associates’ has been updated with additional dialogue to give the actors opportunities to draw even more laughs from the audience,” Cokinos said. “I also have a few new cast members and a new director. We are in a bigger theater with a new set design and the show includes several surprise props.”

Spencer Elliott of Head Gap Productions is the director.

“‘Fairy Godmother & Associates’ is a wonderfully witty and refreshingly buoyant play that features one of the most talented casts I’ve ever worked with as a director,” Elliott said.

Returning from the 2016 production are Lisa K. Anderson (Fairy Godmother) and Carl Cooper (off-stage voices of Sebastian The Mouse and The Mirror). New to the show are Sabrina Duprey (Drizella/Prunella/Ella), Matt Anderson (Prince Charming) and Kyle Kellam (Big Bad).

Duprey is from Lawrence and the other actors are from Indianapolis.

Ginger Thimlar, a Lawrence resident, will see the debut of her play “Ubrella” at Indy Fringe.

“I spend much of the time writing, reading and enjoying my line of work, massage therapy,” Thimlar said. “This will be my first stage work since acting in ‘The Acting Lesson’ in drama class (at Mooresville High School). An interesting part about the story is I wrote it mostly as a form of healing past wounds. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I think they will.”

Thimlar said she has plans to make “Ubrella” into a screenplay in the fall of 2020.

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