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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Middle school to present “Goldilocks on Trial” Thursday evening

  • Harrisburg Middle School will present its fall fairy tale fantasy, “Goldilocks on Trial” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the middle school cafeteria. The short comedy, written by Ed Monk, is a courtroom farce set to uncover the true events leading up to Goldilocks' fateful meeting with the three bears.
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  • Harrisburg Middle School will present its fall fairy tale fantasy, "Goldilocks on Trial" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the middle school cafeteria. The short comedy, written by Ed Monk, is a courtroom farce set to uncover the true events leading up to Goldilocks' fateful meeting with the three bears.
    Wacky witnesses include the Big Bad Wolf, the Pig Who Was Not Eaten by the Wolf and other zany characters.
    "Pairing inept attorneys with a goofy judge provides the audience with loads of laughs," said Dr. Karen McClusky, director of the play.
    Admission is $5 at the door and free for children under age 6. Because this is the first production of the year for the middle school, those in attendance will see some fresh faces at this performance, which will include many sixth-graders who are new to the middle school's theater program.
    McClusky has been directing plays and musicals at Malan Junior High School and now at Harrisburg Middle School for many years. She oversees set production and pretty much every other aspect of the production, making her quite proficient at teaching the basics of theater to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Janet Hart assists with costuming.
    In addition to supporting the middle school students who have worked so hard to bring this production together for the community's enjoyment, at the end of this school year — after years of directing fall plays and spring musicals at the junior high and now at the middle school — Dr. Karen McClusky will retire. Show her how much the community appreciates her hard work and years of effort by attending the last fall play McClusky will direct in Harrisburg. She will direct her final spring musical in March of next year.
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