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Aurelia School to present Fall Play

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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The Aurelia High School Drama Department will present its 2010 fall play, "The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower," this weekend. The award winning comedy is cast in a high school setting. Photo by Dan Whitney
AURELIA - The Aurelia High School Drama Department will present its 2010 fall play, "The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower," this weekend.

If somebody kidnapped your least favorite teacher, would you want her back? In an award-winning comedic tale, Casey and Tim nab their demanding English teacher to avoid having to take a test, but they find that no one wants her back! It's bad enough that she corrects the grammar in their ransom note and makes them rewrite it, but when the captive teacher assigns them a research paper on famous kidnappings in history, the young kidnappers find themselves doing more school work than ever!

Meanwhile, nobody takes the new principal (a former student of Miss Dower's) seriously, a high-strung ex-Marine corporate executive turned housewife runs a PTA bake sale fundraiser with military precision, a Star Trek-obsessed custodian works frantically to keep the crumbling building ship-shape, and the football mascot believes himself to be a real Viking warrior, with his sassy cousin from Brooklyn as his Valkyrie-in-training.

Great characters and sharp humor make this loose adaptation of O. Henry's classic 'Ransom of Red Chief' a delightful choice for any audience.

The play will be presented in the gym at the Aurelia school. Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at the door.



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