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Pirate Peg-Leg Theatre group to perform
San Jacinto News- Times
SHEPHERD – The Shepherd Pirate Peg-Leg Theatre will be presenting Threads to the public April 15 through April 17. “Threads is the 2010 UIL one act play competition show for Shepherd High School’s theatre department. It is a very strong and emotional play about interfamily confl ict and family values,” said Shepherd Fine Arts teacher and director Diana Busteed. “Several clinics were attended to help the cast and crew improve their performance and the end result is a powerful show that had audiences laughing and weeping at the district competition on March 26 in Liberty. They came home with the third place alternate trophy. Individual students that received special recognition included all-star cast medals for junior Dakota Gammons and sophomore Sarah Bliss in the lead roles as Clyde Owens and his mother Sally Owens; and all-star cast honorable mention went to freshman Tyler Henning as David Owens, the younger brother,” Busteed said. The rest of the cast includes: senior Ty Parker as Abner Owens, Sally’s husband, freshman Tanner Roberts is Pete, Clyde’s best friend, another friend named Nub is played by sophomore Dylan Gammons, Janine, the star struck teenager is played by freshman Semental Alldredge, senior Hayley Jolley is convincing as the town busybody, Jesse Sykes and sophomore Angel Williams is hilarious as Josephine Sauls, the nosey neighbor. The crew includes senior Jessica Schlittenhardt and sophomore Luz Lemus on lights, sophomores Yvette Cruz and Marianna Chavez are the sound technicians, the stage manager is sophomore Starr Hughes and last but certainly not least are the rehearsal prompter who is sophomore Amber Caldwell and junior Cheyenne Colvin who worked on props. The public performances April 15 and 17 will be held in the Shepherd High School Cafeteria. The curtain will rise each night a 7 p.m. to begin the show. The house will open to admit people at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 and Saturday, April 17. On Friday, April 16, you can choose to do something a little different by attending the show as a dinner theatre production. Dinner will be served on Friday night only between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. followed by the show. For the UIL contest, Busteed had to cut the full length twoact play down to 40 minutes as per UIL rules. However, the evening performances will last about an hour because the cast and Busteed have added some of their favorite scenes that had to be cut to make the UIL contest time limit back into the show so it will be a more enjoyable experience for the audience. Tickets for the show can be purchased at the high school offi ce, from any of the students involved in the show or by contacting Busteed at the high school at 936-628-3371. Ticket costs are as follows: for the show only for any of the nights, student tickets are $3 and adult tickets are $4 if purchased in advance. All show tickets bought at the door the night of the performance will be $5. The Friday night dinner theatre tickets are $10 in advance for both dinner and the show and $11 at the door.