South Carroll students to give the bard's work a '90s twist in 'The Dream On Royal Street'


March 29, 1996|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AN UPDATED version of the Shakespeare classic, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," will be presented when the South Carroll Stagelighters perform "The Dream on Royal Street."

Performances are tonight and tomorrow in the auditorium at South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road.

A musical comedy set in New Orleans, the play features a cast of 21 student actors.

Under the direction of drama director and English teacher Mike Hoover, the Stagelighters have been working on the production since early last month.

Presented for the first time by the Stagelighters, "The Dream on Royal Street" has a smaller cast than past productions. Students Cherith Bickish, Aileen Hudspeth, Jon Sandruck and Steve Snyder hold the four lead parts. The storyteller is played by Matthew Kelley.

The music will be performed by a student band directed by music teacher Kevin King.

Many staff members have assisted Mr. Hoover in the production. In addition to filling the shoes of "stage mom" for the actors, guidance secretary Jan Goodell is in charge of costumes, props and makeup.

Art teacher Terry Eckard oversees set production, and science teacher Susan Christenbury handles the lighting and technical details during the play.

Math teacher Sondra Reger is handling publicity and tickets and Laurie Lewis, a school science assistant, is in charge of refreshments.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 and available at the door. A refreshment ticket may be purchased for $1.

Complete your night out at the theater by attending the school's Key Club Spaghetti Dinner before the performances, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school's dining hall.

For information, call the school at 751-3375.

Contest winners announced

Winners in Mount Airy Elementary School's annual student photography contest have been announced.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to enter photos in four categories -- life study, landscape, still life and experimental. The purpose of the contest was to give students an opportunity to explore a different medium and to participate in the county-level contest.

The photos were judged by Jim Crist, a photography instructor and award-winning photographer.

Winners included: Caitlin Costello, Matthew Wharton, Brenda Sheridan, Ashley Day and Hannah Albrecht. These photos will now advance to the county competition to be held next month.

Spring craft show

"Bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies." That's how JoAnne Fischer sums up the spring country and antique show to be held at the Lisbon Fire Hall today and tomorrow.

A Little Red Wagon Country Show will feature more than 75 vendors. Easter crafts, quilts, birdhouses, antiques and pottery are a few of the homemade items for sale.

Now in their fifth year of operation, Ms. Fischer and Nancy Dobelstein are the creative force behind the Little Red Wagon Country Shows.

Longtime friends and avid craftswomen, they decided to team up and try their hand at organizing and operating a craft show. Today, with a mailing list of more than 5,000 and four seasonal shows each year, their craft hobby has turned into a successful full-time business.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Admission and parking are free.

A regular feature at the show is a quilt raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Lisbon Fire Department.

Information: 795-1550 or 549-7164.

Bingo all day long

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring an All-Day Bingo Banquet on April 27, beginning at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon, and lunch will be available.

Tickets include bingo cards for each game, a door prize ticket and dinner. More than 60 games will be played with two jackpots. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

For information and advance tickets, call 549-9476.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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