Home schoolers set theatrical performance

Home-schooled youths from the Kiel and New Holstein areas are among those in the cast of a play being staged at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac.

“Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang” will be performed for the public at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac Prairie Theater, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac by the Homeschool Performing Arts Club (HSPAC).

Show times will be Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. This performance is free to everyone; all ages are welcome. A free-will donation will be accepted. For more information about this performance, or about the HSPAC, please contact Dawn Doll at 920-921-4565.

Zany gangsters, night clubs and dark back alleys are all part of the comic underworld created by Steve Jenkins in “Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang.” Steve is a young writer struggling to pen a new story for a professional writing contest. In his feverish condition, his caper gets a little crazy. Full of oddball characters such as Big Al, Middle Al and Little Al, Ma Cribbs, Two Gun Tommy, Petty-Larceny Jane and more, Steve experiences thrilling hold-ups, a prison riot and even his own sentencing to death row.

“Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang” was written by Tim Kelly and produced through a special arrangement with Pioneer Drama company. The play is appropriate and fun for all ages.

“Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang” is the 16th annual production of the HSPAC, a non-profit organization of homeschooled kids who have had a part in creating every step of the play. Working together, the cast has been practicing since January to bring this performance to the public. The cast members, ranging from 4 to 18 years old, helped to choose the script, paint, make or find set pieces and create or find their own costumes for this comical play that HSPAC will bring to life in March.

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