THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE Runs March 1-17

FLI_Spelling Bee logoTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Footlighters Inc.
March 1-17
Stained Glass Theatre [Newport]

Directed by Nick Horton

Cast: Rick Hunt as Chip Tolentino, Megan Hudson as Logainne Schwartzandgrunierre (Schwartzy), Justin Stallkamp as Leaf Coneybear, Evan Blanton as William Barfee, Elizabeth Molloy as Marcy Park, Claire Northcut as Olive Ostrovsky, Deb Schubert as Rona Lisa Peretti, Bill Geraghty as Douglas Panch & Tony Bergman as Mitch Mahoney

An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

  • Thu-Sat, March 1-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 4 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 8-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 11 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, March 14-17 at 8pm
    *Sign language interpreted on March 2nd & 11th

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