C’MON, SLEEP!!!:

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Merry Mun­sch, the sec­ond pro­duc­tion in the Lyric Theatre's new Sparks in the Dark live theatre se­ries is tak­ing place next week in Swift Cur­rent. Here, dur­ing re­hearsals, Mor­timer, played by Em­manuel de Gala, ig­nores his fam­ily mem­bers, who are get­ting des­per­ate be­cause he refuses to go to sleep.

Merry Mun­sch, the sec­ond pro­duc­tion in the Lyric Theatre's new Sparks in the Dark live theatre se­ries, will be per­fect en­ter­tain­ment for fam­i­lies and those young at heart dur­ing this fes­tive sea­son. Six sto­ries by pop­u­lar chil­dren’s au­thor Robert Mun­sch will come alive on stage through a six-per­son cast di­rected by the Lyric Theatre's Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Gor­don McCall. The play, which is just over an hour long, will run over two week­ends with five evening and three mati­nee per­for­mances. The evening per­for­mances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. The mati­nee shows start at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15, 16 and 22. Tick­ets are $5 for chil­dren 12 and un­der, $17 for stu­dents, and $20 for adults, avail­able at Phar­masave in Swift Cur­rent. Above: Mor­timer, played by Em­manuel de Gala, drives his fam­ily to des­per­a­tion as he makes all kinds of noises in­stead of go­ing to sleep. The other ac­tors be­hind him, from left, are Zac Oliver, Nancy Wal­loschek, Na­dia Wal­loschek, De­sirée Leonard, and Jarod Johnson.

Photo by Matthew Lieben­berg

Na­dia Wal­loschek and Em­manuel de Gala re­hearse a scene from the Robert Mun­sch story Mud Pud­dle, when a child gets dirty all over af­ter a mud pud­dle jumps on her.

Pho­tos by Matthew Lieben­berg

Jarod Johnson in a funny scene from the Robert Mun­sch story Mud Pud­dle.

The Merry Mun­sch ac­tors re­hearse a scene from the story Mud Pud­dle. Na­dia Wal­loschek, in the role of the child Jule Ann, throws a bar of smelly soap at the mud pud­dle, played by Em­manuel de Gala.

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