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‘Taming of the Shrew’ at NC

Thu., Nov. 12, 2009

North Central High School drama students will perform William Shakespeare’s comedic tale of spitfire Katherine Minola in “The Taming of the Shrew.”

The students give the show a 1980s twist and include surprises to the classic story of Baptista Minola’s refusal to let his younger daughter, Bianca, marry until his older daughter marries first. Kate, also known as the shrew, comes with a huge dowry and is pursued by many suitors. But, Kate has little interest in marrying.

As the tale unfolds, Petruchio enters the story, with the intent to tame the shrew.

Members of the cast include: Garick Sherburn as Baptista Minola; Lindsey Gay as Kate; Amelai Yach as Bianca; Dalin Tipton as Petruchio; Tyler Rhoades as Gremio; Josh Phillips as Hortensio; and Skyler Hensz as Lucentio.

Performances will be today through Saturday and Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the North Central Performing Arts Theatre.

Tickets are $5 per person or $3 for NC GSL cardholders. Tickets may be purchased in the North Central business office and at the door.

For more information, call NC drama director Tom Armitage at (509) 354-6219 or LuAnn Griffith in the business office at (509) at 354-6240.

Veterans Day at Willard

Students at Willard Elementary School celebrated Veterans Day early with a special assembly on Monday.

A press release from the school stated that the student council presented a check for $2,036.46 to the Inland Northwest Honor Flight, making it possible for four World War II veterans to visit the War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

For more information regarding Inland Northwest Honor Flight visit

‘Ernest’ starts Wednesday at Mead

Wednesday through Nov. 20, the Mead High School Theater Department will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 7 p.m. in the Mead High School Performing Arts Theatre. There will be an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21.

Tickets for the classic Oscar Wilde play are $6 per person and $5 for students and senior citizens.

For more information, call (509) 465-7008.

Ferris presents ‘Birdie’

The drama students at Ferris High School will perform “Bye Bye Birdie” today through Saturday and Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the school. Administrators will also share their talent in special roles.

The classic Broadway show will feature a variety of 1950s-inspired musical songs, including “Put on a Happy Face,” “How Lovely to Be a Woman,” and “One Last Kiss.”

Cast includes sophomore Collin Skipper as Conrad Birdie; seniors Claire Dionne, Nate Birch and Samantha Cottom; junior Jake Sanders; Ferris Principal Kevin Foster; and assistant principals Kelly Kight, Kim Halcro and Todd Bender.

Tickets are $6 per person if purchased in advance or $8 at the door.

For more information, call Mary Cooper at (509) 354-6076.

Pupils to get books

First-graders at Cooper Elementary School will receive new books from the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program on Wednesday in a celebration at the school, beginning at 8:45 a.m.

According to a press release from Spokane Public Schools, students will have the opportunity to decorate bookmarks, choose books to take home, and enjoy reading their new books with program and community volunteers, including Eastern Washington University graduate students and representatives from the Spokane Chiefs hockey team.

For more information, call Tameka Dunlap with the Page Ahead Community Partnerships at (509) 536-1696.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or e-mail at

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