Theatre Northeast presents children's play
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  Theatre Northeast cast of Miss Nelson Is Missing: standing (from left) are Cody Connelly, Andrew McClain, Jordan Chambers, Brittany Clark, Angela Horn, Stormy Mack, Katherine Barrett, Josh Wilcox and Nick Derby. Seated (from left) are Eric Staples, Holly McCoy, Ashley Rae Simpson and Rachel Peck. 

Theatre Northeast is set to present the popular children’s comedy, Miss Nelson Is Missing! on February 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. The play is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and based upon the book by Henry Allard and James Marshall. 

“Each year we always look forward to producing our children’s show. The actors get a chance to have fun with less serious roles and it is always refreshing to perform for an audience of kids,” Director Douglas Hoppock said. 

In Miss Nelson is Missing!, the misbehaving kids in room 207 take advantage of their teacher’s good nature until one day she disappears.  Her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Miss Viola Swamp! With the “Big Test” approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything—including hiring a private eye—to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.  Miss Nelson’s class learns powerful lessons about respect and appreciation along the way.

The cast includes Holly McCoy, Eric Staples, Andrew McClain and Ashley Rae Simpson of Daingerfield, Josh Wilcox of Pittsburg, Rachel Peck of Naples, Brittany Clark and Nick Derby of Waskom, Jordan Chambers and Katherine Barrett of Mount Pleasant, Stormy Mack and Gabrielle Silvey of Winnsboro, Angela Horn of Mineola and Cody Connelly of Gilmer.

Production Stage Manager is Jessica Barrett of Mt. Pleasant. The production is directed by NTCC Theatre Director Douglas Hoppock.

Ticket prices are $3 for ages 17 and under, Sr. Citizens, NTCC Faculty and Staff, $5 for adults $5 and free for NTCC students with current ID. Reservations are not required.
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