Much to the delight of children young and old, Bigfoot returns to the stage at Fort Scott Community College during the theatre department’s presentation of “Santa ‘Claws’ is Coming to Town,” an original children’s play by Allen Twitchell, theater instructor.
Performance of the 25-minute play is set for 7 p.m. Friday in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the FSCC campus. Admission is free.
“The play is actually a prequel to last year’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is Bigfoot’s Teeth,” Twitchell said. “This time around, Bigfoot is enlisted by his young friends to help save Christmas from the dreaded Doctor Virus. Of course, there is a chase scene, a couple of slow-witted henchmen, a few holiday songs, and a sweet treat, courtesy of Walmart of Fort Scott, for everyone at the end.”
The cast features Isabella Loyd, a freshman from Fort Scott, as Bigfoot; Jazmin Havens, a freshman from Pittsburg, as Ben; Annabelle Moore, a freshman from Lyndon, as Grace; Abby Sweat, a freshman from Pleasanton, as Jordan; Colton Hofer, a sophomore from Fort Scott, as the Newscaster; Kaleb Morrow, a sophomore from Fort Scott, as Doctor Virus; Anthony Oneri, a freshman from Gardner, as Thug 1; Connor Chiarelli, a freshman from Belton, Mo., as Thug 2; Kassie Fugate-Cate, FSCC’s Director of Strategic Communications and Student Activities, as Mrs. Claus; and a guest appearance by Santa Claus himself.
Also assisting with the production are Michael Woodward, a sophomore from Fulton, and Phoenix Burk, a freshman from Pittsburg.