Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in 13 years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy – and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
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.
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