Corbett Children's Theater stages 'The Treasure of Shiver River'
Show runs Dec. 6, 7 at the Old Springdale School
Get in the mood for a fresh old-fashioned mellerdramer.
Corbett Childrens Theater is presenting The Treasure of Shiver River, a play by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, directed by Josiah Green.
The play runs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, along with a 1 p.m. show Saturday, at the Old Springdale School, CAPS, 32500 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett.
(Its) interactive and encourages the audience to yell at the villain for being evil, as well as cheer for the hero for beating the villain in the end, Green said.
The play features a cast of 16 with seven crew members from throughout East Multnomah County. Though the cast is filled with new students to the theater, Green said its hard to tell who has been around for several years and who is just starting out.
I am very impressed with these kids and how quickly theyve picked up acting, Green said.
Ying Sky Zheng, a Chinese student playing reporter Scoop OMalley, said she is happy to perform her first play in America and meet new friends. Im playing a boy and have a lot of tongue twisters to say, Zheng said.
The plot centers on a nasty scoundrel, Rod Enreel, who soon will take over the Shiver River Ranch and find the hidden treasure if Colonel Sanders cant sell his cattle to come up with the mortgage money.
I want the audience to have a rip roaring time, said Cedar Mackaness, the actor playing Rod Enreel, whom he called evil and conceited. My favorite part of this play is the over-exuberance of the acting.
Heroic Marshal Marshall Law would love to propose to Heidi Claire, the colonels daughter, but he cant. Ive never played the confident hero before, so thats been interesting, said Josh Layton, who plays the marshal. Heidi, played by Melanie Staffenson, does have the vile option to marry the villain, though he only plans to take off with the treasure and his romance novel-loving partner-in-crime, Paige Turner.
She thinks shes Gods gift to the world, Annie Gorsek said of her character, Paige.
The play also features Lotta Luck, played by Miranda Winters.
A pirate queen, a semi-reformed female gambler and an auctioneer whos tricked into thinking hes a dog also await audiences. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for children and seniors, and $2 less for the matinee performance. For more information, call 503-939-3447 or visit corbettchildrenstheater.com.Add a comment