Heritage Players Announce Cast Of “Faith County”

Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 6:22 am

In Mineola, a small town located “somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the South,” a colorful collection of good ol’ country folk gather at the Faith County Fairgrounds for this year’s county fair. In a place where beehive hairdos are still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pulls, there’s still competition in the arts and crafts category and plenty of gossip to be found at the lemonade stand run by the ladies of the church. Sound like any place you know?

The Pine City Heritage Players are excited to present Faith County, a comedy written by Mark Landon Smith, as their winter production this year. On December 1st, the 7th grade commons room at Pine City High School was filled with eighteen people seeking their opportunity to play one of the roles in this hilarious comedy. Angie Gregerson will be directing the production and was excited about the turnout for auditions. “As a director it’s always rewarding to have a good turnout for auditions. Even when you can’t cast every person that shows up, it gives you an idea of who’s interested in being on stage and may help choose future productions.”

The cast of characters in the show include the bossy gossip, the flirtatious poetess, the uptight preacher’s wife, the mayor’s wife who drinks too much, the hairstylist still crowing about winning the elementary spelling bee, the smitten pig farmer, the local mechanic, the gas jockey and the sweet, young and eternally pregnant country girl.

Cast members include: Kristen Waxberg, Jodi Hodgson, Melanie Eglund, Sandi Sparling, Karen Miller Saunders, Katherine Jones, Theran Hedtke, Thad Hedtke, Dennis Howard, and Steve Farquharson.

Faith County opens on February 25 and will delight audiences at five performances. Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30pm on February 25 & 26 and March 4 & 5 as well as a Sunday matinee at 2:00pm on February 27th.

For more information on the production, visit the Pine City Heritage Players on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pcheritageplayers.

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