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Suwannee Valley Players have started rehearsals for their upcoming fall show, “Cry of the Banshee” by Tim Kelly. “Cry of the Banshee” is a story loosely based on an Edgar Allen Poe story of the same title. In 16th century Ireland, a cruel Lord Edward Whitman seeks to destroy the "banshee cult" of a powerful witch, but she puts a curse on his family. Generations later, Whitman Manor has been moved stone by stone to America and the last of the family, a young brother and sister, seek to escape the curse. But stalking the house, even in modern times, is an ancient spirit or sidhe, a thing that can never die, which has taken on human form. Its name is Roderick, and he has no idea that he isn’t a man of flesh and blood. Also, he’s in love with the sister, whom he plans to marry! Things go awry on the anniversary of the curse when Oona’s descendant, a dealer in witchcraft, arrives at the house and commands the sidhe to begin its evil.
Will the last of the Whitman’s be able to escape the terror of the banshee curse? Save the dates and make your plans to attend the Chief Theater and find our how this thriller ends. Show dates are scheduled for September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23rd; times are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday. Tickets will be available August 20th at our ticket location, Curves of Chiefland, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm, and at the theater box office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, military and students, and $5 for under 12. For more information please contact us through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Gill at Curves of Chiefland.