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Spelling 2-5-5 is 7 18 5 1 20 

See this play, and I think you'll agree...


Jennifer Overton’s Spelling 2-5-5 is a fast-paced, funny, informative play that’s staged with flare and creativity by the Carousel Players of St. Catharines, Ontario. It boasts a cast of adults who, for the most part, are playing children and who brilliantly capture that youthful essence. The story centres on twelve-year-old Simon (Ryan Bondy) and his conflicted relationship with his autistic younger brother Jake (Aaron Stern). Kerry Ann Doherty plays the boys’ overworked but loving mother and Tiffany Martin plays a wide variety of roles, including a gut-busting, scene-stealing turn as an entire classroom of spellers. While this play is aimed at children in Grades 4 to 8, the writing, acting and staging is so sophisticated and clever that there’s no reason that you need a kid in tow to see it…although kids will certainly love it, too.

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