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SMHS Players present "Finian's Rainbow"

posted Mar 19, 2014, 8:19 AM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 19, 2014, 9:34 AM by Jonathan Reed ]
  -- Friday March 21 and Saturday March 22, 7:00pm in the SMHS Gymnasium the SMHS Players proudly present Finian's Rainbow.  

  
 In this "Junior" adaptation for young performers, the script has been shortened, but all the well known show tunes remain.  The black sharecroppers are replaced by "rainbow colored" folk to emphasize the message of acceptance.

  Tickets available at the door
 
Adults $10

Students $5


"A combination of whimsy, romance, and political satire, the plot revolves around Finian McLonergan, who has emigrated from Ireland to the town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky with his daughter Sharon, intent on burying a stolen pot of gold in the shadows of Fort Knox, in the belief it will grow and multiply. Hot on their heels is Og, a leprechaun intent on recovering his treasure, before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complicating matters are a corrupt senator who makes no effort to conceal his racial bigotry and the wishes made by those unknowingly in the vicinity of the hidden crock, including Sharon, who gives the senator a taste of his own hateful medicine by accidentally turning him black (temporarily). In the ultimate happy ending, Sharon marries the handsome, cocky young Woody Mahoney; and Woody's mute sister, "Susan the Silent", acquires the power of speech and falls in love with Og, who decides that being human is not so bad after all."
    ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finian's_Rainbow



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Mar 19, 2014, 8:19 AM
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