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JIM: The Hoodoo, played to packed house 28 Apr 1933
The local arts scene has always been important to Columbia and Adair County - though maybe it wasn't the hugely important business factor it is today. 100 years ago today, April 28, 2018, in the depths of the depression, a performance at Columbia High School, with a cast of some nearly dozen, packed the auditorium and received rave reviews from the totally objective Adair County News. The names in the cast will surely bring to mind a member of maybe a majority of residents here today.
Click on headline to see which of your own or neighbor's family members are included. (I found my Aunt Lena Waggener, later Burris, and many others, including Miss Mary Lucy Lowe, who lived at the third house toward town and owned the fourth one, and remember most of the rest.) - EW
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On Friday night, April 28, 1933 -- a mere 85 years ago this day -- the seniors of Columbia High School, coached by Miss Mary Lucy Lowe, offered the public a brief respite from thoughts of the enduring Great Depression by presenting playwright Walter Ben Hare's comedy-farce The Hoodoo.
The briefest possible synopsis: a young couple on the verge of marriage receive as a gift an Egyptian scarab along with strict instructions for it. When they fail to follow the instructions, beaucoup bad luck comes calling, creating havoc and hilarity as efforts to break the spell ensue.
While the local presentation didn't boast the proverbial cast of thousands, it certainly featured any number of future luminaries of Columbia and Adair County, to-wit:
The Cast of "The Hoodoo"
performed at Columbia High School, April 23, 2018
The accompanying image appeared in the April 26 edition of the News.
This story was posted on 2018-04-28 02:37:58
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