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‘Sally Cotter’ brings magic, humor to Liberty Lake Community Theatre stage

The cast of “Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz,” which opens at Liberty Lake Community Theatre on Friday. (Courtesy of Angie Hagans)
The cast of “Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz,” which opens at Liberty Lake Community Theatre on Friday. (Courtesy of Angie Hagans)

In her “Harry Potter” series, author J.K. Rowling created a magical world that delighted readers young and old.

In his series of plays, Dean O’Carroll has done the same thing. Well, kind of.

Harry Potter has been replaced by Sally Cotter, who dreams of being a wizard, and Harry’s best friends Ron and Hermione have been replaced by Dave and Harmonica.

Harry’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been replaced by the Frogbull Academy of Sorcery, and its headmaster Albus Dumbledore is now Professor Albatross Underdrawers.

There’s also Lord Murderdeath in place of Lord Voldemort, the Gauntlet of Ire, a play on the Goblet of Fire, and Oddity the cabana elf, a take on Dobby the house elf.

This family-friendly parody is not lacking drama of its own, though.

Cotter must deal with Dave and Harmonica’s romantic troubles and with escaped convict Taurus Ford while battling her rival Ursa Malaise in the Gauntlet of Ire.

The “Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz” cast includes Rachel Kimberley as Sally, Ryan Genteman as Dave, Sydney Wasteney as Harmonica, Kylie Johnson as Ursa Malaise, Travis Hunt as Professors Albatross Underdrawers and Natalie Hunt as Lord Murderdeath.

The show is directed by Angie Hagans and Sandi Reed Wasteney. “Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz” is the sequel to “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone,” which Liberty Lake Community Theatre performed last year.