Partnering with Shippensburg University’s Act V Productions, SHAPE is excited to promote its production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
On Friday, April 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., SHAPE will sponsor a pre-theater buffet of hors d’oeuvres, wine and sparkling juices at the gallery. With reserved tickets for the university production. The cost is $15 per person.
At “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the competition is intense and the words are hilarious. The show centers around a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County, N.Y.
Six kids face off in the battle of their lives. They compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Three adults help adjudicate the proceedings: A nostalgic former spelling bee winner, a mildly insane vice principal and the official comfort counselor completing his community service to the state of New York.
SHAPE gallery located at 20 W. King St. in Shippensburg hosts the first part of this special evening. Participants have an opportunity to view “VINYL: Album Art from the Age of Records” exhibit at the gallery, gather with other patrons of the arts in Shippensburg and enjoy food and drinks.
Then, all will make their way to Memorial Auditorium on the SU campus for the 7 p.m. performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Knute’s Pub and Grill will cater the evening’s meal, which will feature a fresh spring selection.
SHAPE is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the quality of life in the Shippensburg community through interactive cultural, artistic and ethnic activities.
SHAPE serves as an information center for the arts, promotes and supports local artists and arts organizations, provides opportunities for participation and education in the arts for all members of the community and plays an active role in helping our schools maintain the arts as an integral part of its curriculum.
Act V Productions is SU’s student-run theater troupe.
Act V helps students hone their theater skills and was established to further the interest of the performing arts, study of stage techniques and offer abilities to produce, act, design and direct theater productions.