Creepy class clowns
Junior high drama production a comical scream
Posted 6 months ago
By Mark T. Buss
Talk about creepy.
The Ecole Selkirk Junior High Drama Club production, The Creepy Creeps of River Road, will be hitting the stage next weekend.
According to director Jodi Harrison, the show has an Adams Family feel. The Creeps family – a charming though unusual group led by sisters Bonny (Carrie Tarnopolski) and Tarantula Creeps (Monica Fontaine), niece
Sally (Breanna Meek) and their ‘Nana’ (Kaitlin Deppendorf) – live in a dilapidated mansion in the community of Edible Falls.
“They are an abnormal family living on an average street and they think they’re normal,” Harrison said. Unfortunately for them, neighbour and socialite Flora Limetree (Marlee Laval) is not a fan of the Creeps. She annually enters River Road in a ‘Best Street’ contest and loses, in her opinion, because of the Creeps. When the town lines are re-drawn leaving the Creeps on the outside, hilarity ensues with a number of toe-tapping songs, an Egyptian guest, a Billy Goat butler and a ghostly portrait getting the Creeps back where they belong and winning the contest.
This is the drama club’s fifth and largest production with the cast and crew topping more than 40 participants.
Written by Tim Kelly under the title, The Creepy Creeps of Pilgrim Road, musical director Joan Cooney said the drama club took liberties with the name to give the production a local flavour.
“We’ve tried a variety of shows over the years but we’ve never had a show with a billy goat or a mummy,” Cooney joked. “We felt that we wanted to try a creepy comedy.” The show will be running May 7 and 8 in the ESJH gym at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for
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Ecole Selkirk Junior High is pleased to present their fourth Musical production Thursday May 8 and Friday May 9 in the Ecole Selkirk Junior High Gym at 7 p.m. The students have been busy working on the production since January and are excited to see the end in sight! The play takes place in an English Castle where poor King Evian is tired of hearing the complaints of the peasants- after all he wants everyone in the kingdom to love him! After his untimely death, the kingdom is handed over to Yokel, a peasant from the hills. Yokel doesn’t have very many brains in his head, but eventually, with the help of his fairy godfather, he finds his path in life, and the woman of his dreams. The play is full of slap-stick comedy, musical numbers and audience interaction that are bound to get your heart rate up. There are several
grade 7 students that have raised to the challenge of major roles, and of course the old faithful from Grade 8 and 9. The cast is hoping for a sell out each night. Tickets can be purchased by calling the school at 785-8514, or by showing up at the door. Doors open at 6:15.