Rumpelstiltskin performance | Westport Column

This busy weekend, the Westport Drama Club presents “Rumpelstiltskin,” directed by Paul Mudie and Cathy Brankman, with performances on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Matthew Schrauf stars as Rumpelstiltskin in this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, which centers around two strong-willed sisters: shy, romantic Anya, and sensible, outspoken Ingrid. When their stressed-out mom tells a tiny little lie—that Anya can spin gold out of straw—the King decides that Anya is behind the kingdom’s financial woes. Mix in magical companions, mistaken identities, a short roguish villain, and princess wannabes—is this a recipe for disaster, or happily ever after?

Between these performances, the WCS Class of 2016 will host 9-Pin Bowling at the Willsboro Bowling Center on Saturday, March 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund here in Westport, which keeps Christopher’s memory alive by providing financial assistance to local and regional families for incidentals like travel and lodging that come up during treatment for a child’s illness.

You are invited to organize a team of four and take part — check with any WCS sophomore or Coach Rascoe if you’re interested. For more information about the CEH Fund, visit our website at cehfund.org or drop me an email. Or come bowling with us on Saturday and we’ll be happy to tell you all about it!

After all that activity, by Sunday, March 30, you’ll be more than ready for a hearty brunch of delicious sourdough waffles and zesty frittata, served at Dogwood Bread Company from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit the Wadhams Free Library. There’s also fruit salad and tempting desserts, along with coffee, tea, and juice. Frittata, by the way, is sort of like quiche without the swish. Sausage, potato, cheese, and eggs, baked in a cast-iron skillet in the wood-fired oven. We also serve a veggie version, without the sausage (or the swish). Suggested donation is $12 adults / $6 twelve and under.

This is a really fun event for everybody. The Library would like to thank Keri Fair and the whole Dogwood gang at the Bakery for hosting this rousing spring fun-raiser.

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