Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He's landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. But, he has fallen in love with a girl so Stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down.
Starkville Community Theatre’s production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is heading to the national community theatre association festival – AACTFest – for the second time in eight years after winning the Warren McDaniel Award for Best Production at the Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in January and Best Production at the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s 2017 festival, help March 1-5 in Lexington, Kentucky. SCT advanced to SETC along with Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of Cicada. We now advance to AACTFest (American Association of Community Theatres Festival) with Winter Haven (Florida)’s production of The Amish Project.
SCT won several other awards at the state and regional level including – MTA: Best Actress – Madeline Golden, Best Supporting Actor – Kris Lee, Best Director – Pattye Archer, Best Costumes – Mary Ann Jones and Cast, and All Star Cast – Kat Hester; and SETC – Best Actor – Kris Lee, Achievement in Acting – Madeline Golden and Kat Hester, Achievement in Ensemble Acting, Achievement in Costumes – Mary Ann Jones and Cast.