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Scappoose High School to stage Patrick comedy 'The Curious Savage'

Showtimes are Jan. 29-31

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE SCAPPOOSE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB - From left, 'The Curious Savage' cast members Clare Kessi, Corey Pierce-Brown, Samantha Darr and Tyler Dietrichs. Darr stars in the comedic play by John Patrick as Ethel P. Savage, a woman who inherits $10 million and is committed to a mental institution by her stepchildren, who want the money for themselves.The Scappoose High School Drama Club will be presenting “The Curious Savage,” a comedic play by John Patrick, at the end of the month.

The play is about a woman who inherits $10 million and is committed as a mental patient by her greedy, arrogant adult stepchildren when she tries to use the money toward helping average people achieve their dreams.

The protagonist, Ethel P. Savage, is portrayed by student actor Samantha Darr.

The show is directed by Tom Weaver. Cast members include Jordan Buster, Tyler Dietrichs, Caitlin Hortert, Clare Kessi, Corey Pierce-Brown, Chase Pixley, Lillian Simonds, Kaitlin Smith and Dominic Williams.

The play will be performed in the auditorium at Scappoose High School.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, through Saturday, Jan. 31, along with a matinee performance on Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The Jan. 29 show will also have an interpreter for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Anyone interested in more information about “The Curious Savage” can contact Weaver at 971-200-8067.