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Staged Reading of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
August 24 • 7:30 pm
One event on August 25, 2018 at 7:30pm
Summer Soup Theatre Presents:
Staged reading of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
13+ recommended for content. Doors open one hour before staged reading. Free and accessible parking available. Free parking is located across the street (11 the avenue) in the University of Oregon lot, located near Northwest Christian University.
Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine.
Originally produced on Broadway by:
David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, AUGUST 24-25 at 7:30 PM, Hope Theatre