The Civic's Bees in Rochester (UPDATED)
June 25, 2011 at 4:17PM
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In two hours or so, we'll know how Spokane Civic Theatre's entry in this year's American Association of Community Theatre national festival will have done. Janice Abramson, producer for director Kathie Doyle-Lipe's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, just called to say that the group is on their way to the AACT's awards banquet in Rochester, N.Y.
The "Bees," as the cast and crew call themselves, had a rough journey just to make it to Rochester: storms, flight delays, entire nights spent on cots in the Chicago airport, everyone arriving in dribs and drabs, the festival's schedule rearranged to suit the needs of the poor contingent all the way from Spokane who nearly didn't make it ... you get the picture.