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Bonner high grad stars with grandmother in KCKCC production

March 2, 2015

Scintilla Capalla, a 2012 Bonner Springs High School graduate, will have a role in this weekend's productions of "Dream Girl" at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

To top that off, Capalla will get to perform with her grandmother, Ann Keeling, who is a part-time acquisitions assistant at the KCKCC Library.

Capalla will play the role of Claire Blakely, while her grandmother will take a smaller role. Area residents might remember Capalla for her fight against cancer in her last year at BSHS and for participating in the swim team despite her chemotherapy treatments.

In a news release, Keeling said she has watched her granddaughter perform in several local theater productions, so when the opportunity came up for her to try her hand at acting in Kansas City Kansas Community College’s latest production, she took it.

“It has been fun, and it is good to get to interact with some of our students,” Keeling said. “It has also been great to be able work with Scintilla, after going to Japan with her (and many others) two years ago.”

“Dream Girl,” by Elmer Rice, covers one day of Georgina Allerton’s life. The play focuses on Georgina’s effort to run a bookstore even though she has the tendency to drift off into extravagant and sometimes comical daydreams. She is also in love with her childhood sweetheart, who happens to be married to her pregnant sister.

“Dream Girl” is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All performances are at the KCKCC Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, students and KCKCC employees. Admission is free for all KCKCC students with a valid student I.D.

The cast includes – Ethel Rodriquez, Georgiana Allerton; Allenea Anderson, Lucy Allerton and the nurse; Kenan Meadows, a radio announcer, a mariachi and Clark Redfield; Charles Humphrey, Dr. J. Gilmore Percival, the obstetrician, the judge, third mariachi, theatre manager, Justice of the Peace and George Allerton; Gabrielle Kempf, Miriam Allerton Lucas and Arabella; Jaziel Sandoval, Jim Lucas, Salarino and second mariachi; Scintila Capella, Claire Blakeley; Ann Keeling, a stout woman; Christopher J. Miller, a doctor, Bert, a waiter, Luigi, an usher, Antonio, head waiter, a chauffeur and a policeman; Joshua Warren, a district attorney and George Hand and Danielle Jefferson, Miss Delehanty.

For more information or to make reservations, call 913-288-7106. Group rates are available.

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