Archbold, OH

ACT Announces Cast For “Porridgegate”

Several Archbold residents are part of the Archbold Community Theatre childrens production of “Porridgegate,” which opens Friday, Sept. 28.

“Porridgegate” is a parody of two classic fairytales with a comic twist.

Spencer Barhite is Builda Bear, who disapproves of his wife’s porridge. When a bowl goes missing, scandal ensues.

Goldie Locks, played by Meggie Mello, has been arrested in connection with the theft, but may be innocent.

In addition to the missing porridge, the homes of Oscar Meyer and Jimmy Dean have been blown down. Alfred the Wolf, played by Jacob Meyers, gets blamed for everything, but also under suspicion are four girls. Those playing the roles of the schoolgirls include Rebekah Rosales and Lydia Whiteman.

Will Nofziger plays Sherlock McGarrett, the forest police chief who is too busy eating doughnuts to investigate the crime.

It falls back on two investigative reporters to solve the case. Alicia Barhite is Bernadette, one of the reporters.

Others from Archbold in the cast are Chris Foor, Caden Garrow, Levi Myers,

Kate Nofziger, and Erin Reichert.


Sierra Rupp, Wauseon, and Tommy Adkins, Defiance, play Ursula Bear, Builda’s wife, and Teddy, his son.

Seth Short and Jesse Short, West Unity, play Oscar Meyer and Jimmy Dean.

Making up the rest of the schoolgirls are Autumn Owens, Bryan, and Elizabeth Myers, Wauseon.

Jensi Shaw, Wauseon, plays Murphy, the other investigative reporter.

Other cast members are Sam Myers, Autumn Pelock and Anneli Shaw, Wauseon; Amelia Hancock, Stryker, and Lydia Babcock, Napoleon.


Teresa Van Sickle directs, assisted by Jan Delaney. Both are from Archbold.

Bill Phelps and Steve Van Sickle, Archbold, Randy Rohrs, Ridgeville Corners, and Ed Mooney, Continental, are constructing the set.

ACT presents “Porridgegate” in Giffey Hall in Ridgeville Corners, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, Oct 5-6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.

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