Washington Evening Journal
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Washington, IA 52353
Entertainment was plentiful in Winfield last weekend
By Sharon Jennings
Mar. 16, 2023 2:35 pm
Winfield residents had a variety of entertaining events to choose from this past weekend.
Friday evening, small group of Lions attended the play “Clue” presented at the Washington Community Theater.
The play was based on the board game ‘Clue” with all the characters from the game staying at the “Boddy Manor,” where dead bodies kept showing up in various rooms. Who done it and why followed the board game’s theme.
An excellent cast of characters performed in an unusual setting consisting of rooms that were rolled out like drawers in a dresser. The combination of setting, characters and theme made for an evening of enjoyable entertainment.
The WMU school hosted the traveling theater “Prairie Fire.”
Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, parents, family and family and friends filled the small gym to watch a large group of students present “Peter Pan,” an adaptation of the familiar tale.
The cast was led by Isabel Kann as Peter Pan, Ella Kann as Wendy, Carver McMullen as Michael, Elaina Allen as Nana, Matilda Anderson as Tinker Bell and Abby Miller as the Crocodile.
Directors Chelsie Burks and Colin Anderson played Mr. and Mrs. Darling.
Supporting actors were a large group of very enthusiastic students from both the high school and the elementary classes.
Baseball players, lost children, and wicked pirates rounded out the cast.
Prairie Fire has been coming to the WMU school for several years. They travel from school to school around the Midwest, staying for a week and presenting different plays (fairy tales) each year.
The cast is chosen on Monday and rehearsals take place after school Monday through Thursday, with the play presented Friday and Saturday.
This year rehearsals were cut short one night because of inclement weather.
The directors were impressed with how the students were able to put together the play with so little practice.
Saturday evening, if the play was not on your agenda, a movie, open to the public, was shown at the Open Bible One-80 building. Popcorn and camaraderie filled the building as people enjoyed an evening of family entertainment presented by the WAGG. group.