Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

February 25, 2014

Funny ghost story on OA stage

The Oldenburg Academy Drama Club presents “The Canterville Ghost,” a comedic ghost story based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, Feb. 28 and March 1, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

The plot is mysterious. According to director Therese Zins, “An average American family acquires an historic British manor house, Canterville Chase, complete with a ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hair spray and other pranks. Desperate to rid their home of the ghost, the family hires Madam Balaklava, a colorful psychic, to exorcise the ghost. Things don’t go as well as expected and Sir Simon enlists the aid of some ghostly friends.

“Life is hectic and fantastically funny around Canterville Chase until the real solution to the problem of the galloping ghost is discovered.”

Five students portray the Americans: Luke Wukusick as Mr. Horace Otis; Carly Wagers as Mrs. Lucy Otis; Gabrielle Mungcal as Mrs. Otis’ sister, Virginia Washington; and Jessie Kline and Colleen Dietz as the family’s teen daughters, Pam and Wendy.

Seven will appear onstage of ghosts: Nathan Hubert as Sir Simon; Jacob Fairfield as Martin the Maniac; Katie Ulrich as Lady Joan the Graveless; Elizabeth Miller as her sister, Lady Lily the Lifeless; Jacob Preston as Hector the Horrid; Chris Jarman as the Vampire Duchess; and Nathan Hurm as the Vampire Duke.

The part of psychic Madam Balaklava is played by Jeremy Kelnhofer.

Acting in British roles are Emily Cornett as Mrs. Umney, the housekeeper; Josie Wesseler as Jennie, the maid; Liam Mungcal as Weeds, the gardener; Claire McDaniel as Lady Canterville, the former owner of Canterville Chase; Tyler Wachsman as Lord Cecil, Lady Canterville’s nephew; Brian Ulrich as the town vicar, Augustus Dampier; Marie Hoog as his wife, Mrs. Dampier; Ashley Sedler as a townsperson, Mrs. Midwinter; and Caitlyn Bowling as her friend, Mrs. Musgrave.

Mary Brunsman, Oliver Jarman, Elliot Jarman, Mikaela Fangman and Chris Nurrenberg are volunteering on the backstage crew. The first four crew members plus parent Diana Brunsman and Katie Ulrich painted the intricate backdrop.

Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students will be available at the door.

1
Text Only
Youth
  • 10-year 4-H members Forty Ripley County 4-H’ers have achieved the milestone of becoming 10-year members: Kiersten Abel Parents: Tricia and Scott White and David and Jen AbelClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Goats and photographyFavorite Project: Photogr

    July 25, 2014

  • Area principals take part in leadership institute Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education kicked off the 2014-16 Indiana Principal Leadership Institute July 17 with more than 100 Hoosier principals in attendance, according to a news release.Area educators participating in the class are

    July 25, 2014

  • Ivy Tech faculty members recognized Ivy Tech Community College has selected 14 members of its faculty to receive the annual President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction, according to a press release.In a tradition that began in 1983, one faculty member from each of the college’s 14

    July 25, 2014

  • Many BHS grads earn scholarships Batesville High School students were presented with scholarships at the annual Senior Awards Program May 21 from schools and organizations that chose to present at that time. There were many other scholarships awarded to seniors that were not distrib

    July 25, 2014

  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS West Virginia UniversityParker Blessing, Batesville, has been named to the president’s list at West Virginia University for the spring 2014 semester. He received this honor by achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. Blessing also graduated at th

    July 22, 2014

  • sch - bv071514 - Brelage scholarship Dreyer awarded nursing scholarship Margaret Mary Health officials, in conjunction with the Ripley County Community Foundation, have awarded the 2014 Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship to Madison Dreyer, Batesville. The 2011 Batesville High School graduate, who is pursuing a nursing

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch - bv072214 - Bourquein, Dennis Bourquein is IRTA president-elect The Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association president-elect is Dennis Bourquein, Batesville.He also is IRTA Legislative Committee chair. Bourquein served as IRTA Area 8 director from 2006-10 and has been an IRTA Public Relations Committee member for fo

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Private College Week July 21-25 Students, parents and others interested in the college selection process are invited to tour one or more of Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities Monday-Friday, July 21-25, to experience the personality of each campus through info

    July 18, 2014

  • Ivy Tech offers new programs The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved new programs within the Ivy Tech Community College School of Computing and Informatics. The Lawrenceburg and Madison campuses will offer two new programs this August, server administration and

    July 18, 2014

  • IUPUC adds new concentration The Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus Division of Business is launching a new concentration in health services administration as part of its undergraduate curriculum. Required courses will be offered beginning with the start of fall class

    July 18, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook