C.J. Nydegger

C.J. Nydegger

Brinnon theater presents ‘Pecos Bill’ in new production

BRINNON — The Brinnon Community Theatre, presenter of shows for 29 years now, invites everyone to its spring parade Friday afternoon and to its new production, “Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang,” on stage Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

In this Western romp, Slue-Foot Sue — played by 11-year-old Lacey Bishop — has a grandmother.

And this Granny (Julianne Kennedy), while quite feisty, has a problem: Dirty Dan’s gang. This gang has members with names like Fleas (Roland McEdwards) and Boots (C.J. Nydegger).

They’re all part of “a huge cast,” said co-director and costumer Robin Lakenes: Seventeen actors — including teenager Sara Gaby as Pecos Bill — populate the town where the story takes place.

“Sara is doing a great job,” Lakenes said, adding that the cast is a cross-section of Brinnon, with several members of the Kennedy family, including Brinnon Community Church pastor Dan Kennedy, among the actors and singers.

Imaginary line

The community of “Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue,” Lakenes added, has an imaginary line down the middle, with “the good people on one side and the bad people on the other.”

All of this unfolds inside the Brinnon Booster Club on Corey Lane in just four performances: at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $5, including refreshments, and at the 2 p.m. Sunday performance, children younger than 12 will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult.

The spring show is part of a community celebration Friday in Brinnon: the kickoff of Loyalty Day weekend, with a parade through town at 1 p.m. Friday.

Cast members from “Pecos Bill” will march in the parade, which Lakenes promised is not an overlong procession.

And afterward, everyone is invited to have a late lunch together around 2 p.m. at the Brinnon Booster Club.

The lunch is free.

For more details, phone Lakenes at 360-531-1545 or 360-531-0221, or email robinonyew@live.com.


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

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