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‘Treachery’ on stage at Corydon Central

‘Treachery’ on stage at Corydon Central ‘Treachery’ on stage at Corydon Central

Corydon Central Senior and Junior High School Theatre Arts will present the play “Treachery at Cartilage Creek … or … Our Hero Has a Bone to Pick by Tim Kelly” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 both nights in the school auditorium. Masks and social distancing while in the school will be required.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., and tickets — $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and free for children younger than 5 — may be purchased at the ticket booth beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“Treachery” takes place in the home of the Widder Plunkett (Ava Walker) in the town of Cartilage Creek in the Arizona Territory circa 1880.  The Widder, a good but naive soul, falls under the dastardly spell of Colonol Bogus Rancidview (Bentley Miller-Slusser), a rogue and a scoundrel who tricks the Widder out of her land and water rights.

Without affordable water, the town goes into a long dry spell.

Crystal Clear (Samantha Wilkerson), the lovely young school marm, tries to protect the Widder with the help of Johnny Onthespot (Jayden Crawford on Friday and Mekinley Elrod on Saturday), a paleontologist who loves Crystal as much as he loves his fossils.

Rounding out the cast is Virginia Mayonaise (Victoria Engleman), the housekeeper who may have gone bad; Letty Yodel (Emma Conklin) and Minerva Parsley (Daphne McKim), cattlewomen of the west; Princess Purple Sage (Addison Walker), a Native American who needs water to farm; Polly Fergunson (Mary Brodfehrer), a sheepherder BAAA; and Beau Leggs (Abbigail Langford), the quack doctor.

The play is directed by Wesley Stroud and Ellen Hanaver with assistant director Gary Pope. Technical crew is Gabriella Crisp, Antonio Hernandez, Jesse Wells and Owen Wells.