March 13, 2019

Kindness trumps greed in the Badin production of ‘The Curious Savage’

Kindness and affection trump greed and dishonesty in “The Curious Savage”, a winning comedy that will take the stage at Badin High School March 21-24.

Sophomore Hannah Riecke stars as Mrs. Ethel Savage, a widow who has been left $10 million by her late husband and seeks to make the best use of it, despite the devious efforts of her step-children, who would rather have the money for themselves.

“This is an entertaining show about the virtues in life,” said Mrs. Sarah Cline, Badin’s drama director. “It uses humor to make its point and the audience will enjoy the way it all works out.”

In their bid to get their hands on the money, Mrs. Savage’s step-children arrange to commit her to a sanatorium. There, she realizes the patients need the help she can provide. When a doctor tells her there is no reason for her to remain in the sanatorium, Mrs. Savage reluctantly departs … but her new friends then step up to help her do the right thing with the money and foil the plans of the step-children.

“This show may not be a household name to the audience,” Cline said. “But it’s very clever and thought-provoking. Our Badin students are having a good time with it, and the audience will, too.”

Senior Margo Hood and juniors Kaitlyn Hopewell and Sarah Totten are the scheming children out for the money.

Sanatorium residents include senior Grace Tincher, juniors Max Hall and Emma Wesner, sophomore Cody Wilmer, freshman Jillian Palomino, and Ridgeway Elementary student Louella Cline.

Staff at the sanatorium, the Cloisters, are senior Emily Burley and freshman Mady Rooney.

“The Curious Savage” will be presented in Badin’s Little Theatre Thursday through Saturday nights, March 21-23, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. There is a matinee on Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. Badin students are admitted free through their Student Activity Fee. For more information, contact Badin at (513) 863-3993.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, (513) 863-3993, ext. 120;

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