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A pirate’s life for these young thespians

By Staff | Mar 14, 2014

Performing “Peggy the Pint-sized Pirate”?are, front from left, Josie Condon, Melissa Hall, Vanessa Vedder, Rhiannon Alvarez, Kellie Schmaus; middle row: Adrienne Rosfjord, Taylor Myers, Justin Christensen, Jaden Templin; back row: Ieshia Klein, Kailin Lyman, Emma Ross and Jossie Hanson. Photo by David Swartz

For the second straight year, Estherville Lincoln Central Middle School students will put on a play for the public.

At 7 p.m., Saturday, March 22, Pirates and monsters will take over Roosevelt Auditorium for the production of “Peggy the Pint-sized Pirate.”

Fifteen students in grades 5-8 make up the cast and will showcase the skills they’ve learned throughout the year.

“Our group meets throughout the year and we do theater games,” said director Amy Condon. “This is our second year of doing a play.”

Written by D.M. Larson, “Peggy the Pint-sized Pirate” is a tale of a girl who hopes to become a pirate, while other pirates discourage or don’t accept her because of her size. The play explores the idea that brute strength isn’t everything.

“The kids are doing a great job.,” said Condon. “Last year we were really worried about memorization, but this year they all got their lines down by the time I told them to be memorized. I’m hoping that we will be able to really work on the acting now that the lines are taken care of.

“There are some really great kids in this bunch,” she continued. “I’m excited to see what they will do in high school with their talents. They are pretty motivated and energetic!”