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Culver schools debut theater productions

February 2, 2013

Rehearsing recently for the CCHS theater production of “Clue” are students (from left) Justine Dexter, Cecilia Kenney, Brianna Kinyanjui, Cody Rieckhoff, Rebecca Rainey, Garrett Reinhold, and Kelsey Shaffer. PHOTO BY DANA WIREMAN

'ALMOST, MAINE' HITS ACADEMIES STAGE THIS WKD

Culver Academies' student play, "Almost, Maine," will hit the stage of Eppley Auditorium this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

"This is a comedy we found this past summer that is all about love in the wilderness of Northern Maine," explains director Richard Coven.

"It’s a very charming piece and has some wonderful poignant moments. It’s done in a series of vignettes, that all happen at 9 p.m. – at the time when the northern lights appear in the sky."

The show has limited seating, notes Coven, as the audience will be on stage with the performers to make an intimate setting, as took place at the theater last fall and winter.

"Almost, Maine" was the most-produced play last year across the country in high schools and colleges. Coven suggests audience members arrive a bit early for best seating for the free performances.
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CCHS ACTORS BRING 'CLUE' TO LIFE FEB. 9, 10

By Dana Wireman

The Culver Community High School drama club, directed by Diane Derrow, is practicing for their upcoming presentation of the comedy, “Clue,” based on the common board game. In this classic mystery, seven main characters are being blackmailed for money and are invited to a mansion where a murder takes place as the climax. The characters then investigate each other to solve the murder, while being suspicious of one another.

“The play is coming along great! I have a fun cast and they’re working hard,” said Derrow. “I also have a good construction crew.”

The play is scheduled to perform Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m., at the CCHS auditorium. There is a $5 admission fee.

Freshman Justin Dexter said, "I'm really excited to perform ‘Clue.’ This will be my fifth production at Culver Schools, ‘Clue’ is a challenging yet rewarding play."

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