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MCC presents “The Fisherman and His Wife”


Montcalm Community College student Bethani Christie, of Edmore, on right, goes fishing and finds a magic talking fish played by MCC student Brendan Doolittle, of Sheridan, in “The Fisherman and His Wife,” adapted by Claudia Haas. Courtesy photo.

SIDNEY–Find out what happens when a couple strikes it rich after they find a magic talking fish and the wife’s greed brings consequences into their fairytale life. 

Montcalm Community College’s drama class presents “The Fisherman and His Wife,” adapted by Claudia Haas, Nov. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. in the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free.

When a fisherman finds a magic talking fish, he is grateful for the fortune but is happy to continue his way of life. However, his wife takes advantage of the situation, causing the couple to experience the perils of greed with the help of the narrator, Scatman L’Adore, and the audience. 

Cast members include Brendan Doolittle, of Sheridan, as Scatman L’Adore; Bethani Christie, of Edmore, as Jonner, the fisherman; and Jessie Tribbette, of Saranac, as Maura, the fisherman’s wife. MCC Drama Class Instructor Carolyn Johnson is the director and Katelynne Bills, of Howard City, is the light and sound technician.

“The Fisherman and His Wife” is originally a fairytale by Brothers Grimm. Haas’s adaptation is interactive fun for the whole family and is appropriate for young audiences. 

For more information or to arrange a group performance, contact Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1248. 

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New Music and Drama Classes at CTA


 

Creative Technologies Academy is excited to announce the addition of music and drama classes to their curriculum.  After a four-year absence, CTA has added an elementary music program for K-5, a middle school and high school choir program, and a high school drama class which is currently learning improvisation techniques.  The high school choir, Charger Voices, will have the exciting opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Grand Rapids Griffins game on October 17th.  These courses are being taught by Jeremy Holtrop who received his bachelor’s in Music Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Master’s in Music from Colorado State University.  Mr. Holtrop has taught choir and drama for eight years and is excited to be a part of CTA and to bring music back to the school.

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MCC drama class performs Nov. 9 and 10


ENT--MCC-Play-photo-11-1-13Montcalm Community College’s Drama Class presents “The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe,” by Werner Trieschmann, on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney campus.

When a crowded elevator becomes stuck, one of the passengers, a playwriting instructor, thinks that everybody is in fact trapped in a cliched play by an inexperienced playwright. After all, the elevator does contain a quick-tempered biker, a spaced-out new age woman, and an agitated pregnant woman. But when the instructor goes searching for the playwright, the elevator expands to include even more stereotypes including over-eager cheerleaders, a Goth kid who writes bad poetry and, of course, a clown. Will the instructor find the playwright before the cliches become out of control?

Performances are at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 2 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at MCC’s Barn Theater. Admission is free.

Area schools and other groups may book private performances in November and December by contacting Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1218. The cost is $75 per performance.

 

 

 

 

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