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Green River play Super Freaks and Christmas party

Green River High drama students perform Super Freaks.
Douglas (Robbie) Maughan III displays his Arrow of Light.
Green River locals enjoy dinner.
Chili, cornbread, cookies and hot chocolate were on the menu at the chili cook off.

By Julie Zwahlen
Staff writer

Green River Unplugged


Green River High School's Drama class put on the play Super Freaks by Rick James. It was excellent and very entertaining. If you missed it you really should have gone.

To sum up the play is Lois Lancaster is a big-city journalist writing about the current state of mental health facilities.

Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine they are crime-fighting superheroes. Speed Freak thinks he can run at incredible speeds, while Dim Bulb, the most enthusiastic person on the face of the earth, thinks he has the ability to turn off lights with his brain.

Mental thinks she can read minds, despite being prone to sudden outbursts of bizarre non-sequiturs. Kevin, much less quirky and flamboyant than the other inmates, doesn't embarrass himself with a ridiculous code name or least, not initially.

Dr. Gail Eisner appears to be a kindly hospital administrator, a steady influence needed to effectively run a madhouse like this one.

At first Lois finds their elaborate superhero fantasies to be an entertaining diversion, the wild delusions of unstable minds, until something unusual happens that makes her wonder. 

It was directed by Kerry Goldman and the cast consisted of: Lois Lancaster: Hannah Manalili, Speed Freak: Nick Corrigan, Dim Bulb: Dakota Wetherington, Mental: Sydney Thayn, Kevin: Jaden Richards, Dr. Gail Eisner: Lindsay McFarlane.

We would like to congratulate Douglas Maughan III (Robbie) who was awarded his Arrow of Light award and advanced into the Boy Scouts.

He is the son of Melissa and D. Robert Maughan.

Saturday, Dec. 7 was the Santa Giveaway. Prizes are donated and everyone in attendance is given a ticket. If your ticket is called you win one of the prizes. This is fun for all and a big THANK YOU to all that donated and the Green River Fire Department for putting it on. In the evening was the light parade, it was small but good.

Very cold and after there was a chili cook-off at City Hall and everyone was invited to sample the chili, have corn bread, hot chocolate and cookies.

The winners were Ben Lenhoff, Conae Black, and Penny Riches.

It was hard to decide all the entries were good, each was different but all very good. I would like to thank Karen Smith for all her hard work to organize it.

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