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'Ernie's Incredible Illucinations'

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pictured are members of the cast and crew of the Cherokee Middle School's production of the play "Ernie's Incredible Illucinations." The play will be performed at the Cherokee Washington High School Auditoruim on Friday at 6 p.m. for the general public and admission is free.
The Cherokee Middle School will present the play "Ernie's Incredible Illucinations" to the general public on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Washington High School Auditorium.

The starting time has been moved up to 6 p.m. because the Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team plays a Regional Tournament game at WHS at 7 p.m. Friday.

The play is free and open to the public. A cast and crew of 26 middle school student are looking forward to presenting the play.

The play is under the direction of Megan Pigott, with Bailey Gaydo and Amber Lundquist as assistants, along with the help of Penny Pingray.

Ernie is a boy with an incredible imagination -- everything he imagines becomes real, much to the consternation of his parents. They take Ernie to the doctor in search of a cure but things don't go exactly as planned. Secret agents, a boxing granny, and mountaineering in the local library make this a hilarious story and fun for all ages.

This is a bright comedy by the famous English comic playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

Ayckbourn works, variously, as a stage manager, sound technician, lighting technician, scene-painter, prop maker, actor, writer, and director. He is the author of over 50 plays, most of which received their first performance at the Studio Theatre Company in Scarborough where he spends the greater part of each year directing other people's work. More than half have subsequently been produced in the West End, at the Royal National Theatre or at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

His plays have been translated into over 30 languages, are seen on stage and television throughout the world, and have received many national and international awards. Alan Ayckbourn was appointed a CBE in 1987 and in 1997 received a knighthood for his services to the theatre.

Making up the play cast are: Austin Hamilton, Sarah Schwebach, Brady Lundquist, Rebecca Fajardo, Tessa Vawn, Abbie Plum, Shayla Hargar, Molly Stines, Natalie Brewer, Bailey Gaydo, Emily Brewer, Chelsea Cave, Skyler Staver, Alisa Ladenthin, Calvin Chalstrom, Tracie Tuttle, Kamie Crum, Skyla Hargar, Brenten Barglof, Charlie Wych, Tyler Smith, and Derek Nixon.

Justin Kellen is in charge of sound and Paige Kraft is in charge of lighting.

(For more photos from the play, see the "CMS Play" Photo Gallery)

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