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'Rumpelstiltskin': Carrier Mills to perform timeless tale Thursday, Friday at SIC

  • Rumpelstiltskin, left, played by Kale Rister, hatches a plan to trick the Miller's Daughter, played by Kyllah Glass, during practice for Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School's production of 'Rumpelstiltskin.'

    Rumpelstiltskin, left, played by Kale Rister, hatches a plan to trick the Miller's Daughter, played by Kyllah Glass, during practice for Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School's production of 'Rumpelstiltskin.'
    Travis DeNeal photo

  • A group of the kingdom's people gather to discuss financial problems facing the realm Monday evening during practice for Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School's production of 'Rumpelstiltskin.'   x

    A group of the kingdom's people gather to discuss financial problems facing the realm Monday evening during practice for Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School's production of 'Rumpelstiltskin.' x
    A group of the kingdom's people gather to discuss financial problems facing the realm Monday evening during practice for Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School's production of 'Rumpelstiltskin.' Travis DeNeal photo

 
BY TRAVIS DENEAL tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 3/28/2017, 5:00 AM

CARRIER MILLS -- Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School will present "Rumpelstiltskin" Thursday and Friday at Southeastern Illinois College's theater in a performance that will be the last directed by Daryl Varble.

Varble, also the high school's choir director, said the humorous take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is his 12th production featuring students of the school district. It also is planned to be his last, as he is retiring at the end of the school year.

Melissa Kuhlmann, who is assisting Varble with the production, said Varble leaves a theater legacy with the district.

"Mr. Varble is pretty much brought the theater program back to Carrier Mills when he came here," Kuhlmann said.

The CMSHS production features Kale Rister as the cunning, manipulative imp of the story's title, and Kyllah Glass portrays the Miller's Daughter.

The show also features students from the high school and junior high school choirs, plus several students from second to fifth grade. More than 50 students will take part in the performances.

"Rumpelstiltskin" will be 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at SIC's George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center. Reserve seats are $10 and are available by calling Kuhlmann at Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School, (618) 994-2392. General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. A show for third through 12th grades is 9 a.m. Friday.