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'Junie B. Jones' final performances this weekend

The “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” will perform the final shows of the run. Pictured are, left to right, front row: Dane Olson as Jim, Evy Johnson as Junie, and Erica Bartkey, Stillwater, as Grace; second row: Adaire MacSwain as Lucille, Henry Nemitz as Handsome Warren, Michael Kerr, River Falls, as Ricardo, and Faith Kalsow as Pink Fluffy Girl. Photo courtesy of The Phipps

The Phipps will host the final performances of "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook" this weekend, Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

In this play by Allison Gregory, adapted from the popular book series by Barbara Park, audiences of all ages will find out how Junie B., the funniest girl in Room Nine, perseveres through her kindergarten conundrums and learns that honesty is the best policy.

Lindsay Redman, who staged "Mother Goosed" for The Phipps, directs a cast of adults and talented area students in grades 7 — 9: Evy Johnson as Junie B. Jones, Adaire MacSwain as Lucille, Jenni Derrick as Mother/Grouchy Typing Lady, Dane Olson as Jim/Mitten Crook, Henry Nemitz as Handsome Warren, and Faith Kalsow as Pink Fluffy Girl, all of Hudson; Erika Bartkey as Grace and Darcy McDowell as Mrs., both of Stillwater; Nate Brown as Principal/Grandpa Frank/Lucille's Grandpa and Michael Kerr as Ricardo, both of River Falls.

General admission tickets are $19 for adults and $14 for children for this production in the Black Box Theater. For reservations, contact The Phipps ticket office at 715-386-8409.

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