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"A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case -- until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The final verdict and how it is reached will electrify the audience and keep you on the edge of your seat."
Tickets are $10 and available at Jackson County Public Libraries - Ripley 304.372.5343 or Ravenswood 304.273.5343 - June 1 and 8, 2013 at 7pm, June 2 and 9, 2013 at 2pm - at the historic Alpine Theatre in Ripley, West Virginia - Directed by Suzy McKinley and Suzette Lowe - Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
In Christmas Village, there is only one holiday and only one outsider, Dr. Frankincense. The villagers are convinced the Doctor is an evil, mad scientist and are constantly storming his castle and having after-mob potlucks. But Dr. Frankincense isn't evil at all, and he's created the ultimate proof of his good-hearted inventiveness: The Christmas Monster! But when Jack Frost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Frosty and other suspicious locals put Dr. Frankincense on trial for crimes against the holiday, will his invention be enough to save him from jail?
Sponsored by Jackson County Health Department and the Oral Health Program of the WV Bureau for Public Health.
Set in 1941, the play, written by Joseph Kesslering, is a clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, centering on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and gets more complicated when a second nephew, a theater critic, discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution.
REACH - Jackson County, The Jackson County Players, and Main Street Ripley present "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler at The Alpine Theater, Ripley, WV.
This award-winning dramatic work is based on real interviews with over 200 women from all different races and backgrounds. It is the spotlight of the V-Day Organization, created by Ensler, which works to end violence against women around the world. The Vagina Monologues is performed all over the world to benefit this cause.
*** All proceeds from both performances went to REACH to benefit victims of violence in Jackson County. ***