On December 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., Black River Academy Museum will present three one-act comedies directed by Stephanie Rowe.
The three plays include "Lazy Jack", about a lazy 25 year old thumb sucker. Jack, played by Paul Faenza, eventually winds up marring the princess (Marylyn Greenslet) because her father, Loren Greenslet, promised whoever could make her talk half his kingdom, and her hand in marriage.
Jack's mother, Molly Ferris, is delighted that her dumb son could become king one day. After many failed tries she can't seem to find a job that Jack can keep, never mind the fact that he always seems to destroy his pay whether it be cheese, a penny or even a cat.
"The Three Sillies" is about a very silly girl named Mable, played by Anna Kendall, who wants to marry Throckmorton, (Wes Hupp). But she sees an old ax stuck in a beam. Thinking the ax will fall on her and Throckmorton's son one day, she begins to cry. This attracts her mother and father's attention (Paul Faenza and Linda Dunsworth) and also causes Throckmorton to go on a quest to find three sillier people.
"King Thrushbeard," is about a princess (Anna Kendall) whose father (Loran Greenslet) wants to find a husband for her. Unfortunately, she is a very proud and conceited princess and through her own faults ends up the wife of a wandering minstrel (Wes Hupp).
As her new life progresses she learns a thing or two about the life of the poor. A soldier steals a pot from her and a peasant shows her what it is like to be a peasant. Then the minstrel finds work for her as a kitchen help in the castle. There she learns to be humble and worthy to marry a king.
The Black River Academy Museum will be upgrading its fire protection system starting in early December. Given our impending greater accessibility, due to the elevator, we have been mandated, by the state, wisely, to greatly enhance our system.
Countryside Lock and Alarm will be placing smoke detectors in all room, including the basement, which is off limits to the public. Original doors will be re-hung and covered with a fire retardant paint. These doors will also be self-closing in the event smoke is detected by a nearby, programmed detector.
Once this upgrade is completed, the entire museum will again be fully open to visitors. The cost of this upgrade is approximately $30,000, which the museum has raised while still running a capital campaign to fund the elevator cab in the new tower.
For further information call 228-5050 or visit www.bramvt.org.