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Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Jun 26 1965, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - June 26, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Shaftsbury elementary schooners applaud a the Squire the squeaking Squire consults with the mater before he tackles the dragon in its Forest Lair. Both Charles Moore and Grace Parker Are freshmen at bus. Wandering minstrel Prudy Humphreys of Londonderry a senior sings a Ballad before the curtain opens in. Peru. Waiting offstage is Grace Parker of Manchester depot photos by Peter Schoffstall Pam Fontana of East Dorset As the Beautiful stranger in reality the wicked Witch tells Peru youngsters of her Vlot to ensnare the squeaking Squire. Her audience is All eyes. Bennington Banner saturday june 26, 1965-5 a children a theater tour presents the dreadful dragon and the Cheryl Grover of Londonderry who graduated this month from bus shares a Coy moment As Princess Lucinda with Charlie Moore the squeaking Squire. A now children cackles sue Smith the wicked Witch a what do you think this is its a magic Crystal and i can change you into play goers of our children s theater taking note is her familiar Sheila the cat played by Nancy to Howard. Both girls Are from Manchester depot. Squeaking Squire our hero Nutley Nugent is Charles Moore. He has a pensive moment onstage perhaps remembering his lines As owl played by his brother Peter Waits with bated breath. Both Are from Londonderry. Manchester a the first annual tour of the children s theater of Burr and Burton Seminary a drama club is Over. Its difficult to say who gained the most a the More than 2,000 enthusiastic youngsters who made up elementary school audiences or the teen age trousers who grew immeasurably in Confidence and Learned to Cope with All sorts of production emergencies on stage and off. On fridays and saturdays since april the cast and staff of a a the dreadful dragon and the squeaking Squire a a fairy tale originated by director Peter Schoffstall of the bus English dept and his drama club packed up costumes and scenery and continued their tour. Participating schools were Danby mount Tabor Woodford Shaftsbury Dorset Manchester Poultney Brattleboro Peru and Hartford . Sometimes the thespians had a stage More often they did not. But the magic of make believe solved that. Hatching up a plot Are Nancy to Howard As Sheila the cat and sue Smith a amp the wicked Witch

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