The Port Clinton High School Drama Club is presenting its student production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Friday through Sunday, March 18-20 at the PCHS Performing Arts Center. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday performance at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 and will be on sale prior to the show in the Port Clinton High School Main Office or at the box office prior to each performance.
“The Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a winner of Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, and has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. An eclectic group of six pre-teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the teens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.
Six spellers enter. One speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.”
The talented Port Clinton cast includes: Chip Tolentino – Nathan Dukeshire; Logainne Schwarzandgrubenniere — Emily Menningen; Leaf Coneybear — Emme Barth; William Barfee — Quinn Felbinger; Marcy Park — Camiah Baker; Olive Ostrovsky — Lillie Rolen; Rona Lisa Perretti — Olive’s Mom, Anna Hittepole; Vice Principal Douglas Panch — Ashton Fisher; Mitch Mahoney, Olive’s Dad – Collin Haynes; Leaf’s Mom – Alyssa Libben; Carl Grubenierre – Tyler Rodriguez-Hejhal; Dan Schwarz – Chance Sayre; Saint Merriam-Webster (Jesus) – DaNasia Jackson. Members of the ensemble include: Lydia Roberts; Emma Shrader; DaNasia Jackson; Alyssa Libben; Caileigh Barton-Kashmer; and Andie Butler. Catherine Haskins is the Director and Drama Club Advisor.