MFL MarMac students featured in upcoming Elkader Opera House production

   Children who are part of the cast of “Fruitcakes” include, left to right: Ashlyn Koehn, Ella Buckman, Rowan Janes, Hannah Koehn, Trace Moser, Ruby Koeller, Mariah Moser, Aiyana Janes, Christopher Lange, Sam Frailey, Macy McGeough, Gretel Moser, Tucker Bolsinger, Layia Koeller and Taryn Moser. (Contributed photo)

   ELKADER — Seven MFL MarMac students are among the featured performers in the Elkader Opera House Players’ production of “Fruitcakes,” which opens Friday.

   Seventh-grader Ruby Koeller, sixth-grader Mariah Moser, fourth-graders Macy McGeough, Taryn Moser (4th) and Layia Koeller, third-grader Trace Moser and kindergartner Gretel Moser are part of the production that will be on the Opera House stage through Dec. 15. Also in the cast is are McGregor’s Jonathan Moser and Sam Frailey.

   Cheryi Moser, who hails from McGregor and directs the play along with McGregor’s Craig Strutt, said the play, which was written by Julian Wiles, is family friendly and perfect for the holiday season. It features a cast of 23 people (eight adults and 15 kids age 5-15 years old) from throughout the area.

   Cary Kann plays Mack, a grandfather who befriends Jamie (played by Edgewood-Colesburg sixth-grader Christopher Lange).  Most of the MFL MarMac students play roles as children of the community the play is set in while J. Moser plays Beebo, the community’s police officer and Frailey, a student at Prairie du Chien, plays Little Beebo.

 

For more of this story see the Dec. 4 Outlook.