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  • Butler theatre to present children's show with brunch

  • The Butler Community College Theatre Department is doing something a little different for their children's production this year.
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  • The Butler Community College Theatre Department is doing something a little different for their children's production this year.
    For the first time, they will be holding a brunch in conjunction with the show.
    They will be performing "Totally Frank," which tells the story of an alligator who wanders onto a prep school campus and the reaction to his presence. The story addresses the issue of tolerance and acceptance.
    It will be performed for elementary schools next week, with the public performances at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 23.
    Tickets for the show only are $2, with children under 12 admitted free, and for the show and brunch with the cast, the cost is $5. The theme of the brunch, which will be held after each show, is based on the show. The cast will remain in character and interact with the children as their characters throughout the brunch.
    Reservations for the show and brunch package need to be made by Feb. 20.
    The cast includes Stacy Farthing as Miss Katharine Chadwick, English teacher; Logan Wohlford as Mr. Chiplings, headmaster of the school; Brandon Hespe as Franklin Osborne Barrett Smacklie, Jr. IV, BMOC; Kelsey Clark as Cynthia Anne, debutante and Franklin's girlfriend; Grace Burks as Bitsy, Cynthia's friend; April Richardson as Bootsy, Cynthia's friend; Larry Berry as Skippy Wingate, the school's star tennis player; and Cameron Ward as Alvin, a reptile. The stage manager is Sara Clapham, sound design is by Erwin Navarijo, the costume coordinator is Lindsey Pegg and the show designer is Bernie Wonsetler.
    For reservations, call 322-3262 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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