Fall Play explores power of friendship

By Munira Alimire

Echo photos by Abigail Furutani
Tereza Krogseng studies the script of “Junie B. Jones is not a Crook!”

Arts and Entertainment Editor


“Hi! My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice, but I don’t like Beatrice. I like B. and that’s all!”

Junie B. Jones, a book series revolving around the misadventures of a boisterous and cheery kindergartner, took the world by storm nearly 20 years ago. It was the first book series written just so the children reading could have fun and was criticized heavily upon release. But, by the series’ end in 2003, many readers felt as if it was too soon to let go of Junie B.

Nolan Kerr, Rachel Weaver and Maria Felt rehearse “June B. Jones is not a Crook,” which will be performed 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

RCTC’s Theater Department is bringing her back for the fall play, with “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook!” Written by Allison Gregory, this play explains why she can’t seem to catch a break — her new furry mittens have been stolen, her best friends are fighting over the ‘handsomest’ new boy in kindergarten, and she finds a wonderful pen of many colors that she really wishes she could keep.

Although the story is light and humorous, it is not shallow. It will delve into various lessons on the power of friendship and giving up selfish desires for one another. The Theater Department invites students to come watch on the showing dates of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and  2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

Tickets will be available starting Monday, Oct. 9, costing $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. RCTC students get in free with a student ID.

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