RV musical Guys and Dolls terrific

| May 6, 2013

Pictured are Zach Pessia (Sky Masterson) and Rachel Duncan (Sarah Brown) in Act I, scene 9, of the RV musical “Guys and Dolls”. This scene was set in Havana, Cuba. Masterson had a wager with Samuel Hart (Nathan Detroit) that he could not woo the leader of Save a Soul Mission (Brown) to his favorite restaurant, which just happened to be in Cuba. In an appropriate twist of fate, Brown (Duncan) had a few too many beverages that Masterson (Pessia) assured her were heavy on milk. (It was something a bit stronger than milk – which Ms. Duncan could handle with ease) (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

WARSAW – The River View music department presented their annual performance on Friday and Saturday evening, May 3 and 4 at the high school. This year’s performance was “Guys and Dolls”, based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon. Directed by Deborah English, the annual River View musical is always something that goes above and beyond with hours upon hours of set building, rehearsals and costumes that look like they just walked off 1940’s Broadway onto the stage at River View. And although this writer was not able to see the entire performance, those that attended surely walked away feeling a bit lighter in their step.

Lead characters were Zach Pessia, Sam Hart, Rachel Duncan and Kassidy Meek. All four, along with the entire cast and crew deserve to be complimented on a terrific presentation of the 1940’s based classic. With scenery from New York City and Havana, Cuba, singing scenes were spot on delightful and the co-stars, indeed everyone involved, deserve to be proud of their efforts. Co-stars were Alexis Speicher, Seth Kittner, Chase Warren, Ross Anglin, Dakota Kiger, Sarah Kittner, Brandon Ferdman and Clay Mercer. Another classic that shows our young people across this community are indeed doing good things.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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