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By Gini Davis

Everyone's 'redeemed' in 'Gertie Greene'


March 15, 2018

Gini Davis - The Creswell Chronicle

"Redeemed" title character Gertie Greene (Kylie Hecker, left) strokes the cheek of Rebecca (Karis Dungan) while acting out a "romantic" scene at the behest of their fellow drama students during CHS Drama Club's first production of the year, "The Redemption of Gertie Greene," presented last Thursday and Saturday.

New Creswell High School Drama Club advisor, Gary Jones introduced the year's first production as "kind of cheesy, but a lot of fun and it has a great message."

That message: Be careful about prejudging people based on appearances or gossip. "Once you get to know them, great things happen," Jones said.

"The Redemption of Gertie Greene," written by Taryn Temple and directed by Jones, with assistant director Destin Halvorson, was performed March 8 and 10.

The play centers on a high school drama class – a diverse but close-knit group. Even there, rumors fly about new student Gertie Greene (K...

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