Hillybilly Humor Comes Callin’ at Cricket County Academy

   Written by on April 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

On Thurday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, 2015, fifth grade drama students from Eureka Elementary presented the play Cricket County Academy by Eddie McPherson.

According to McPherson’s website, “when Elkin inherits huge wealth from Uncle Zeke, he enrolls his hillbilly cousins into the highbrow private school, Gold-Leaf Academy. The school wants to reject the kinfolk when their cultural gap becomes a “black hole” of hilarious miscommunication. But when the school administration discovers that super-rich Elkin may endow the academy, everything changes.”

Under the direction of Sandy Flynn and Dawn Townsend, Cricket County Academy provided spectators with some down home laughs during the hour long “One-Act Hillbilly Comedy”.  Special musical selections during the play included “Sweet Country Life” by Carleigh Shook and Company, “Love is Somethin’ Special to Me” by Diamond Hamlett/Sean Hatcher and two company selections titled “I’m Headin’ Fer the Hills” and “Hee Haw Hayride”.

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