ACT 3 | Outdoors at the Stepmother’s Cottage
NARRATOR: It was the day of the ball. Cinderella’s stepmother and two stepsisters rode off in their grand coach to the palace. Poor Cinderella was left behind, all by herself.
CINDERELLA: It’s not fair! I wish I could go to the ball, too!
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Lots of things in life aren’t fair, dear. The question is: what can be done about it?
CINDERELLA: Wait, who are you? How did you get in here?
FAIRY GODMOTHER: I’m your fairy godmother. I help wishes come true.
CINDERELLA: But what I wish for is impossible.
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Impossible? Did I not just appear out of thin air?
CINDERELLA: I suppose you did.
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Then let me be the one to decide what is possible and what is not!
CINDERELLA: Fair point. But how could I go to the ball? Look at these rags I wear. My hair is a mess. I’m a mess!
FAIRY GODMOTHER: I wouldn’t say that, child. Turn around.
CINDERELLA: All right, but nothing’s going to – Oh!
NARRATOR: Cinderella was not prepared for what she saw. Instead of her dirty rags and messy hair, she was wearing a beautiful blue ball gown.
CINDERELLA: This is incredible! Thank you so much!
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Who said I was done? Turn around. Look in the garden.
NARRATOR: In the garden appeared a beautiful carriage, four white horses and a driver.
CINDERELLA: A carriage, four horses and a driver! I can’t believe this is happening!
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Believe it. However, there is one thing you must know.
CINDERELLA: What’s that?
FAIRY GODMOTHER: The magic only lasts to midnight. When the clock strikes twelve, all the magic will be gone. Everything will return to how it was before.
CINDERELLA: So I should leave the ball before midnight?
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Smart cookie. Now, it’s time for me to go.
CINDERELLA: But you just got here!
NARRATOR: In a flash of light, the Fairy Godmother was gone.
CINDERELLA: Where did she go? Did any of this really happen?
COACH DRIVER: Coming, Miss?
CINDERELLA: I suppose it did!
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