GHS to bring funny, fractured fairy tale to stage

Published 2:10 pm Friday, November 19, 2010


What happens when a no-nonsense, “just the facts, ma’am” librarian who hates fairy tales finds herself suspected of murdering Peter Pantaloon’s shadow? That’s the question answered in the latest offering from the Greenville High School Old Gym Players.

CSI: Never-Ever Land” provides a humorous spin on both wildly popular crime shows (the lab rat is, well, a rat) and beloved storybook characters that just might resemble certain JM Barrie creations who will “never grow up.”

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The play will be presented in three performances: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5, with 7 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

The kids are having a blast with this. They really love doing comedies and this is a very fun show with lots of pop culture references,” said Naomi Pryor, GHS theater arts instructor and director of the play.

Appearing in the production are Antonio Cook, Angela Thomas, Tana Long, Will Corley, LJ Scott, Mallory Schofield, Amber Olney, Alex Rossi, David Caddell, Zach Brown, Shondale Lawson, Garrett Hartley, Chloe Langston, Anna Wood and Quenesha Grayson, with Nathaniel Austen Godwin working the lights and sound boards and Kevin Reaves serving as stage crew.

The young actors are also trying to raise funds for the auditorium stage curtains.

The curtains are really in a state of disrepair, and it will cost $5,000 to replace them. So we’ll have donation jars set up at the shows and really appreciate whatever amount folks can give,” Pryor said.

And we hope lots of people will come out and support this show and our students.”

For more information, contact GHS at 382-2608.