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Paynesville Press - June 22, 2005

Local youth perform two plays

Two plays were presented by Paynesville Community Education's summer theater last week: "The Wizard of the Mall" and "Woolfie" were put on by 21 area youth in the high school auditorium.

"The Wizard of the Mall" spoofed The Wizard of Oz, centering around a trip to the mall by Dorothy and her bunny FuFu. A revolving door knocked Dorothy unconscious and killed the wicked sales clerk of the East Mall.

funny face A good sales clerk assisted Dorothy on her way to Marshall Field's, along with her three traveling companions: Burnout, who needed new brain cells; Security Guard, who needed a heart; and The Nerd, who needed courage.

"Woolfie," one of two plays performed by the summer theater program last week, has an unusual courtroom trial during which Wesley Ford, playing Baby Bear, is taunted by Kristine Hoeft, the lawyer.

"Woolfie" blended Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks into a court trial where Woolfie defended himself against accusers testifying that he had blown down houses and gobbled up young girls. The play featured audience participation, a surprise witness, and an unexpected ending.

Cast of Characters - The Wizard of the Mall
Narrator: Rachel McCloud
Dorothy: Amelia Malling
Auntie Em: Melissa Hawkinson
Glinda: Teirrah Syvertson
Burnout: Avery Davidson
Security Guard: Lauren Spaeth
The Nerd: Katie Svejkovsky
M.F. Manager: Katie Weidner
Wicked Clerk's Sister: Elizabeth Clawson
Mannequins/Sales Clerks: Victoria Clawson, Eric Malling, and Elizabeth Clawson
Shoppers: Victoria Clawson, Breanna Hess, Teirrah Syvertson, and Katie Weidner

Cast of Characters - Woolfie
Woolfie: Matthew Anderson
Narrator: Breanna Hess
Judge Billy Goat Gruff 1: Donald Neu
Judge 2: Hayden Spaeth
Bailiff: Kari Hoeft
Lawyer: Kristine Hoeft
Harry the Pig: Lauren Spaeth
Henry the Pig: Katelyn Hoeft
Leopold the Pig: Hunter Voss
Little Red 1: Katie Weidner
Little Red 2: Katie Svejkovsky
Red's Mother: Lindsay Vagle
Baby Bear: Wesley Ford
Momma Bear: McKayla Quade
Pappa Bear: Lauren Spaeth
Guards: Avery Davidson and Teirrah Syvertson
Jury: Melissa Hawkinson, Teirrah Syvertson, Rachel McCloud, McKayla Quade and Avery Davidson

Directors: Colleen Pelton and Sue Teicher

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