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‘The Ransom of Emily Jane’ showing April 20, 21 at the Constantine

The Constantine will present it’s spring play “The Ransom of Emily Jane” based on O. Henry’s short story adapted by Carolyn Lane. Performance dates are 7 p.m. April 20 and 3 p.m. April 21.

Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.

When the town gossips learn that rambunctious little Emily Dorset had been kidnapped, they dutifully murmur, “Poor little tyke,” and then go on to rejoice in the unaccustomed peace and quiet her absence brings. Meanwhile, the “poor little tyke’ is having the time of her life terrorizing her mild-mannered, inexperienced kidnappers, whose ransom demands grow smaller and smaller as Emily Jane’s pranks grow wilder and wilder. This clever adaptation of a comedy classic is suited to audiences of all ages.

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