The Beverly Hillbillies, Senior Style

By Carla Bass – City Editor

Beverly Hillbillies“Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed, A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed; And then one day he was shootin’ at some food, And up through the ground come a bubblin’ crude….Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.”

After One-Act Play was over, the seniors in theatre arts decided they wanted to do a fun production before the school year was over. They approached their teacher/director with the idea, requesting that they would like to put on the play, The Beverly Hillbillies, and it be­came a reality.

Teacher, Shannon Griffin, ordered the script from a play company called Dramatic Publish­ing.

They enjoyed full audiences for every perfor­mance, and the audiences loved them. According to Ms. Griffin, “The audiences laughed through­out the whole play, and thought kids did a great job!”

“The kids did a fabulous job. They pulled off the mannerisms of the characters perfectly and had fun doing it,” she added. “The students put in a lot of time and hard work preparing for the play. They studied their characters by re­searching and watching the old black and white episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies; even the very first episode.”

Those who enjoy watching the students in the productions can look forward to a Murder-Mys­tery Dinner Theatre in the fall.

“Well now it’s time to say good bye to Jed and all his kin. And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin’ in. You’re all invited back next week to this locality; To have a heapin helpin’ of their hospitality…Hillbilly that is. Set a spell, Take your shoes off.

Y’all come back now, y’hear?”

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