Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 2, 2012

'Ramona Quimby' shows planned

Youth theater performances this weekend at Bristol Opera House.

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THE GOSHEN NEWS

BRISTOL — The Elkhart Civic Theatre team has announced its first ECTeam Production (youth theater) of the 2012-13 season, “Ramona Quimby.” The play is being directed by Annette Dilworth Kaczanowski and assisted by Madeline Williams.

According to a Civic Theatre synopsis, Ramona Quimby can be many things — unpredictable, exasperating, boisterous and independent. She can be counted on to aggravate her older sister, Beezus, get into trouble, and sometimes make “a big, noisy fuss” when things don’t go her way.

Ramona’s older sister Beezus narrates, introducing the audience to the Quimby family and friends and setting the scene for the collection of vignettes that trace Ramona’s tumultuous passage through third grade and her family relationships.  

“Ramona Quimby” will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m., with a Sunday afternoon show at 3 p.m., at the Bristol Opera House. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens age 62 and older. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 574-848-4116 Monday through Friday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. or ordered online at wwww.elkhartcivictheatre.org.

Cast list

Ramona — Hannah Shetler

Beezus — McKenna Kaczanowski    

Mrs. Quimby — Bonnie MacGowan

Mr. Quimby — Joel Lininger

Aunt Bea — Kellie MacGowan

Howie — Christian Yoder

Uncle Hobart — Andrew Scott

Mrs. Kemp — Jenna Coleman

Mrs. Griggs — Cadie Lee

Susan — Katie Downing

Old Man — Robert Whitaker

Tammy — Dottie Hicks

Selma — Libby Brown

Mr. Frost — Damian Stoner

Doctor — Damian Stoner

Director — Katharine Robey

Whopperburger Boy — Gavin Rusel

Non-Skid Kid — Khylin Shepard

Non-Skid Mom — Erin Greising

Elephant — Katie Ouellette

Sponsor — Sage Marchand

Camera Operator — Natalie Venable

Minister — Morgan Dyer

Cub Leader — Gavin Rusel

Brownie Leader — Olivia Bliler

Boy Scouts — Luke Greising, Christian Yoder, Bradley Weaver, Elijah Lee, Gavin Rusel, Robert Whitaker

Brownies — Khylin Shepard, Sage Marchand, Natalie Venable, Olivia Bliler, Morgan Dyer, Katie Ouellette

Third-graders — Rhylee Floyd, Jordana Farran, Megan Garver, Destani Schwartz, Ellie Hicks