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ACT Children’s Production Draws Big First Night Crowd



Cast members from the Archbold Community Theatre production of Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen. Front row, from left: Naomi Taylor, Anna Pitman, Meg Short, Monica Taylor. Second row: Nathan Lamore, A.J. Yosick, Gabe Short, Eliot Pitman, Tallon Meyer, Tarrah Meyer, Caroline Kinsman, Alyssa Horner, Allison Montalbine, Lande Hancock, Gibson Burkholder, Cameron Short. Third row: Amelia Hancock, Lydia Grime, Emily Rose, Dylan Miller. Fourth row: Nolyn Burkholder, Jake Adkins (seated), Brandon Yosick, Lydia Schroeder, Maggie Sugg, Emma Lamore, Claudia Seibert. Fifth row: Melissa Kinkaid, Ravyn Mitchell, Madeline Pitman, Bridget King, Hannah Hashock, Brandon Bryant. The show will be presented Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 3-4- 5.- courtesy photo

Jolly Rogers and the Pirate Queen, the final Archbold Community Theatre production for 2008, drew a large crowd, opening night, Friday, Sept. 26.

The annual children’s show features 34 youngsters.

Final dates for the show at the Giffey Hall, Ridgeville Corners are Friday Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

The production, which is not a musical, demands much from the young performers. Many children tried out for the play, which is directed by Faith Knapp, Bryan.

It is described as fun on the high seas and includes some suspense. The show runs about 90 minutes.

Children from Archbold in the cast are Gabe Short, Meg Short, Cameron Short, Gibson Burkholder, Nolyn Burkholder, Lydia Grime, Caroline Kinsman, Alyssa Montalbine and Dylan Miller.

Other cast members include Lande Hancock, Amelia Hancock and Melissa Kinkaid, Stryker;

Eliot, Anna and Madeline Pitman, AJ Yosick, Nathan Lamore, Emma Lamore and Brandon Yosick, Bryan;

Monica Taylor, Naomi Taylor, Ravyn Mitchell and Maggie Sugg, Delta;

Emily Rose, Claudia Seibert and Hannah Hoshock, Jake Adkins, Brandon Bryant, Defiance;

Alyssa Horner, Lydia Schroeder, Tarrah Meyer, Tallon Meyer and Bridget King; Napoleon.

Plans for the 2008-2009 ACT season include the following productions: The Nunsense Christmas Musical Nuncrackers in December; Barefoot in the Park during March; The Sound of Music in July; and Willy Wonka Jr., late September and early October.

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