CSM Children’s Theatre Company Announces Cast for ‘Raggedy Ann & Andy,’ March 9 – 10

College of Southern Maryland Assistant Professor Denise Gilmer-Knudson

The College of Southern Maryland’s Children’s Theatre Company presents its cast for the spring production of “Raggedy Ann & Andy,” a play by Patricia Thackray based on the Bobs-Merrill book and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.

CSM’s cast includes Aimee Bonnet of White Plains as Ann; Greg Kenney of Accokeek as Andy; Barb Wheeler of Indian Head as Suzy Pincushion; Fred Carlsen of Waldorf as Grandpa; Devie Pettie of Mechanicsville as Babette; Jamie Burroughs of Mechanicsville and Kristen Carlsen of Waldorf as the Twin Baby Dolls; Alexandra Shipton of Waldorf as Mechanico; Paul May of Mechanicsville as Bruin and Greedy; Kenneth L. Waters, Jr. of La Plata as Lester Looney; Rami Essa of Waldorf as Prince Leonard the Looney-Hearted; Rusty Hrabe of La Plata as Camel with the Wrinkled Knees; Alyshia Bradley of Lusby as Witch Wigglewort and Lucretia Looney; Tom Nuzzi of Waldorf as King Koo Koo and Ricky Jenkins of Waldorf as The Bald-Headed Whizzer.

The Loonies will be played by Carter Falkenstein, Cindy Falkenstein, Sonya Falkenstein, Katie Fischer all of La Plata, Chelsea Cassity, Emmeline Jones, Sammi Zanelotti, all of Mechanicsville, Annabel Russell and Jessica Cooperstock, both of Waldorf, Danielle LeDoux of Indian Head, and Kendall Garton of Hollywood.

 Raggedy Ann, America's most endearing and enduring folk doll, comes to life in a production that captures the imagination. A newcomer has arrived in the playroom, a fancy French doll named Babette. But that very evening, a certain prince Leonard-the-Looney-Hearted comes by and whisks her away to Looney-land. Raggedy Ann and Andy climb out the window into the “deep, deep woods” to fetch Babette back home.

Performances are March 9 at 7 p.m. and March 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and seniors and $5 for youth in high school or younger. For reservations contact bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or http://www.csmd.edu/arts.