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Marian Catholic presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this weekend

Information provided by Marian Catholic High School

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (October 19, 2022) – Marian Catholic High School will perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy centering on a fictional middle school spelling bee and an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

Three shows will be performed this weekend: Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday October 23 at 3 p.m.

While candidly disclosing hilariously, touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves. The losers get a juice box, and they all learn a valuable lesson about winning and losing.

“It’s great to be able to focus our energy on something that truly is just a bunch of fun, especially in light of the past few COVID years,” said Laura Hilger, Marian Catholic’s Director of Speech & Theatre, and an alumnus of the school. “This play really allows our students to shine, giving each one a moment in the spotlight. And because this show is silly and ridiculous, everyone will have a great time.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for students, and $10 for seniors. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit Marian Catholic High School is located at 700 Ashland Avenue in Chicago Heights.

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