PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy students in grades 5-8 will present their spring play, “Hollywood Hillbillies,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the PCA auditorium.
The story takes place in Happy Hollow where Gram Hawley and her granddaughter, Cindy Lou, run the general store and post office with the help of cousin Clem and Bubba.
In the midst of the news that Happy Hollow is set to be evacuated and destroyed to make room for a new super highway, several interesting and rather eccentric characters arrive on the scene: relatives and a movie crew from Hollywood, two bank robbers on the run, and a runaway orphan pursued by a child welfare official.
The citizens of Happy Hollow and Sheriff Tom have trouble on their hands, until Gram Hawley finds out that her worthless swamp property has suddenly become worth millions with the discovery of natural gas. There is fun and laughter galore in this hilarious comedy.
Students cast as residents of Happy Hollow are Kimmie Glenn as Gram Hawley, Jenna Grimmer as Cindy Lou, Clayton Brown as Clem, Noah Irizarry as Bubba, Grace Wolbrecht as Matilda Quail, Katrina Rudolph as Henrietta Paxwax, Claudette Rosario as Orphan Alice, Kenley Grimmer as Miss Lennox, Ivy Brown as Miss Kearns, Daniel Henrikson as Sheriff Tom, and hillbillies Jonathan Henrikson, Thressa Nelson and Will Finley. Hollywood visitors include Gabe Cook, Mauricio Jones, Elisabeth Porter, Sophia Brandenburg, Basia Smallwood, Jordyn Pollok, Drew Gray, Kelly Van Den Bussche and Sadie Mae Geldean. The notorious bank robbers are played by Wyatt Baker and Lizzy May.
The play is directed by PCA teacher Kathey Cook.
The public is invited. No admission will be charged, although a free will offering will be taken to help defray expenses of the production.