March 25, 2017

Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Simpkins Theatre, Simpkins Hall
Description: Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Emily Olson

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

$5 General Admission, $3 for Seniors
WIU Students Free with Student ID
Related Web Site: http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/theatre/
Contact Information:
 Wendi Mattson
 Phone: 309-298-1543
 Email: theatre@wiu.edu
Source: Public Events

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