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Children’s theatre kicks off legendary homecoming

Austyn Oswald and Kameryn Troyer play sisters in the play “It Could’A Been” during a recent rehearsal at the Welcome Center at Sonnenberg Village.


Sal Fink, “the Mississippi Screamer,” is played by Olivia Ramseyer, 11, and Brianna Reifsnyder, 12, and Kameryn Troyer, 9, play bears. 

Director Christa Wolf fills in during a rehearsal of “It Could’A Been” which will be performed Aug. 11 and 13 at Sonnenberg Village. From left, Isaac Holt, Evan Holt, Brianna Reifsnyder, and Clara Wolf are among the young thespians performing the show. Elijah Polen will play Johnny Appleseed.



KIDRON  Many of us have heard of Johnny Appleseed. But how about Febold Feboldson? Or, Sal Fink – you know, “the Mississippi Screamer?”

Three tall tales featuring these legendary characters will come to life on stage during three performances Aug. 11 and Aug. 13 by the Sonnenberg Children’s Theatre.

“It Could’A Been: Tall Tales of American Folk Heroes” kicks off the 15th Sonnenberg Homecoming at the growing historical village at 13497 Hackett Road, just outside of Kidron. The performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 in the Welcome Center at Sonnenberg Village.

Tickets are only $5 per person or a family group rate (for immediate family) of $22. Children ages 4 and younger are free. Call 330-466-7439 for tickets.

Read the complete story in the Aug. 3, 2022 edition.

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