The Penningtonville Players, the drama team of the Penningtonville Presbyterian Church, will be presenting the play "The Golden Goose" on Sunday evening, May 7, at 7 p.m. The play will follow a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. served by the church youth group, the PYG's. The dinner donations will help the youth group with expenses for their mission trip down south where they will help with hurricane clean up efforts. The admission to the play and the ice cream social that will follow the play will be free of charge.

This is the fourth play by the Penningtonville Players who are directed by Danette M. Balistreri. The group has previously perfomed "The Christmas Guest," "And Then There Was One," and "Christmas in Cricket County." The shows have become popular and are performed to capacity crowds. Arrive early for dinner and or the show to make sure that you get a great seat. For this show children are encouraged to sit up front to better see the fun.

The play is based on the fairy tale "The Golden Goose," but has been rewritten to include lots of audience participation.

Adults and children will laugh out loud at the pranks and comedic sketches that are included. There will also be a performance between each scene by Michael Hoffman of the "Juggling Hoffman's," a professional juggling team from Newark, Delaware to wow the audience and add to the fun.

Cast members include veterans Dawn MacDonald as Pretty Pico, Danise Thompson as the father, Gary Simmons who will play the lead in this play as the character "Dickens," Howard Benner as "Mervin the Marvelous," Lillian Toler as the "Wizard Witch," Tori Slider as the innkeeper's daughter and Joan MacCauley as the queen. New comers to this production are Betsy MacCauley, as the princess, Chris MacCauley as "Stewart the Strong," and Amanda Balistreri who will play a "woodland fairy."

Bonnie Tennant as the Production Assistant and Charlie Budzik as the Sound Manager round out this team effort.

The play starts as the storyteller weaves you through the tale of a silly man named Dickens who meets a witch that leads him to a magical golden goose, that takes him on an adventure to meet the queen and her sad princess daughter whom Dickens tries to help. In the chaos many people end up coming along with him in a rather bizarre way. But for more of the story and the fairy tale ending please come and enjoy the show. Everyone welcome. For more details or information contact the church office at 610-593-2173.

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