Courtesy of the Record Herald; Printed 10.13.13

TIPP CITY – The Tipp City Players fall production of “Twain’s Tales” by David Landon Taylor includes five short stories by the master American storyteller, Mark Twain. See “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “Science vs. Luck,” “The Joke That Made Ed’s Fortune,” “The Belated Russian Passport” and “Is He Living or Is He Dead?” all come to life as well as the fence-painting chapter from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” Five locals sit on the front porch of the general store and take turns spinning yarns to entertain one another.

Cast members are Ken Ecklebarger (Otis Holloway- General Store Owner), Eric Brockman (Floyd Warren – Printer), Logan Rogers (Thom Brady – Riverboat Pilot), Drew Spoon (Andrew Riley – Newspaper Reporter), and Heather Boggs (Virginia Holloway – Dressmaker and Otis’ wife).

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at the Tipp Roller Mill, 223 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 each and reservations may be made by calling 667-SHOW (7469). Performances are produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colo.


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