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'Three Fairy Godmothers'

Mid-Prairie students will stage play orginally set for spring

Em Marner, Terra Richardson and Elizabeth Meader as Hepsabah, Hoplandria, and Hortense, who are the Three Fairy Godmothers in the Mid-Prairie’s latest play. (Courtesy of Christine Meader)
Em Marner, Terra Richardson and Elizabeth Meader as Hepsabah, Hoplandria, and Hortense, who are the Three Fairy Godmothers in the Mid-Prairie’s latest play. (Courtesy of Christine Meader)
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WELLMAN — A princess with mean spells, a forced marriage and a fight against evil.

The Mid-Prairie High School will perform “Three Fairy Godmothers” this weekend.

For many of the cast members, this play has been months in the making, dating back to February.

It was chosen by Director Natalie Silbaugh last spring and practices started in February. Assistant Director Chirstine Meader said the practices were going wonderfully.

Then COVID-19 hit.

“We weren’t sure what was going to happen,” Meader said.

When the school year started back up, so did the play.

Some of the roles held by former seniors had to be recast, giving an opportunity for freshmen and even eighth-graders.

Meader said the play has been fun preparing, and the students have shown tremendous amounts of talent and love.

As they worked to prepare, the students wore masks at the rehearsals and tried to distance as much as possible.

Meader said the talent is not something people would expect from high schoolers.

“The kids have taken this show and made it something spectacular,” she said.

During the performance, student will not wear masks, but will when offstage. Audience members will be required to wear masks at all times.

The play will take place in the auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For those who may not be comfortable attending in person, a Zoom broadcast will be available on Saturday for $10.

Contact Lisa Helmuth, 319-936-2840 for tickets or Zoom access.