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Eighth Grade play follows
local history of 'Cabin Fever' Book

Val Niles, Ariah Baker, Cobralie Ruth, Shanley Swanson
and Emma Kats in a local saloon scene.

Seeley Lake Eighth graders made history live last week when they gave several performances of "Our Entry," a play based upon the local history book, "Cabin Fever," written almost 10 years ago by local writers.

Continuing the Eighth Grade Play tradition, started about 20 years ago by the late Cliff Nelson, the class received tutoring and direction from Doug Harry of the Montana Repertory Theatre in Missoula, who wrote the play, local artists Rick and Feather Sherman who helped the students with the props and scenery, encouragement and funding from the Montana Heritage Project and the University of Montana Outreach Program, assistance from knowledgeable local residents Jay Haveman, Rod Kvamme, Mildred Chaffin, and Suzanne Vernon, and their teacher, Sharon Teague, who pulled it all together.

Jacob Bennet, Ryan Harnish, Val Niles, Cobralee Ruth, Shanley Swanson and Ariah Baker
in a saloon scene where the sheriff comes looking for the bad guys.

 

JC Clark, Shanley Swanson, Tessa Hatten, Jacob Bennett, and Danielle Drew play the roles of missionary and Indians in the early part of the play.

Arrow Hoehn and Danielle Drew are some of the first city slickers to move to Seeley Lake, despite the apparent hardships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboy Logan Rammell and a buddy are served "refreshments" at the local saloon by Desiree Nemmers.

Kim Adams and Josh Stevenson are early day loggers chatting with the Forest Service Ranger, Kathyrn Moon.

 

Tyler Voss is one of the cowboys pursuing eligible damsels Emmie Kats and Shannon Rich.

 

A mixed gathering around the campfire with cowboy Tyler Voss, Missionary JC Clark, and Indians tom Brechbill and Jacob Bennett.

 

Scott Johnson bargains for local furs
from trapper David Pitman.

 

David Pitman plays a fur trader like many popular in early day Seeley Lake history.

 

Dana Vernarsky and Sammi Hippert moved the play from scene to scene as narrators
exploring an old dusty diary.

 

 

These photos capture
only a few of the scenes
performed during the play.

 

G. Noland photos

   

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