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School play takes on giant tale

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:09 a.m. CDT
Photo provided The cast of "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum" awaits opening night. Front row from left: Halle Martin, Rylee George, Christy Lewis, Simon Bubolz and Abbie Pigott. Middle row: Robby McCarthy, Madi Carter, Ethan Gall, Nick Jakubczak. Back row: Bradley Ruetten, Doriann Gliesman, Paul Ruetten.

SYCAMORE – “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,” the tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” will be performed by middle school students of St. Mary’s School in Sycamore on May 2 and 3. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. both nights in the St. Mary Parish Activity Center, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore.

Jack (Emilio Arroyo), his mother (Elise Conrad) and his sister, Susan (Doriann Gliesman), learn they are to be evicted by the High Sheriff DumDum (Danny Earl). Since they have no money to pay their taxes, they must sell their cow (David and Paul Ruetten). Jack happily trades the cow to the bean seller (Abbie Pigott) for some magic beans, but his mother is not happy and throws away the beans.

Magic beans grow fast and high, right up to the giant’s castle in the sky. When Jack climbs the beanstalk and meets the housekeeper (Bridget Smith), she claims him as her own boy. But a ruckus develops when he is discovered by the giant (Allison Coovert).

The play has music, action and laughter. It is directed by Alice Fisher and performed with permission from Pioneer Drama Services of Englewood, Colo.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 5 and younger.