Marian actors to perform 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' this weekend

2013-10-16T00:00:00Z Marian actors to perform 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' this weekendFor The Times
October 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Marian Catholic Theatre Department is preparing for their upcoming performances of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

The musical comedy is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Monsignor Croarkin Auditorium at Marian Catholic High School, 700 Ashland Ave.

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Quirky adolescents compete in the Bee while equally quirky grown-ups run the contest, resulting in hysterical and over-the-top “Bee”havior.

Senior class cast members include: Daniel Blewitt, of Crete, as Douglas Panch; Laura Hilger, of Oak Forest, as Rona Lisa Peretti; Cooper Packard, of Lansing, as Leaf Coneybear, and Alex Renzetti, of Chicago Heights, as William Barfée.

Juniors: Blake Jeffries, of Chicago, as Billy Thornton; Hope Lang, of Monee, as Marcy Park; Alise Morrow, of Matteson, as Bon Qui Kwai Mahoney, and Emerson Pavur, of Monee, as Chip Tolentino.

Sophomores: Jessica Barrett, of Steger, as Sarah Hochstedler IV; Maranda Martinez-Brink, of Chicago Heights, as Sookie Slice; Katharine O'Shea, of Tinley Park, as Olive Ostrovsky, and Lucie Switalski, of Oak Forest, as Rebecca Hochstedler III.

Freshmen: Kaela Harber, of Whiting, as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre.

To purchase tickets, contact Patricia Cak, administrative assistant, at (708) 756-9441 or For further information on Marian Catholic’s Theatre Department, visit


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