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Cast and crew of “Through the Pages” include: 1st row - Savannah Krieg (Salem), Keisha Smith (Centralia), Brandon Ratermann (Breese), Adrienne Brammeier (Ferrin), Myka Hugo (Hoffman), Jacob Houser (Centralia). 2nd row: Kyle Cook (Centralia), Cassie Kuberski (Ashley), Greg Marcus (Centralia), Brad Jordan (Sandoval), Zach McGeehon (Centralia), Bryce Kolweier (Okawville), Jack Sloat (Centralia). 3rd row - Nick Waller (Salem), David Quinn, KC Theatre Director, Charessa Sistek (Okawville), Michael Philyaw (Centralia), John Sussman (Trenton), Abbi Lambert (Centralia). Not pictured is Taylor Parker (Salem).

Graduating Kaskaskia College Student Writes Play Being Performed This Weekend

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A Kaskaskia College student who was introduced to theater at the college just last spring is spending his last few weeks at the college seeing a play he wrote come to life as performed by the college's theater guild.  

Zach McGeehon says 'Through the Pages' is a fun play for children of all ages.  "It is about five students who come across a magic fairy tale book and they just so happen get trapped inside.  They go through Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretle, and finally end up in Oz," said McGeehon.  

The play is being directed by theater professor David Quinn who challenged McGeehon to write the play.  "David Quinn asked me on Christmas Day if I would consider writing a play for him.  I was absolutely glad to.  Within the first ten days I had my first draft.  Within the first two weeks I think we had the final draft ready to go.  He reviewed it a couple of times and gave me some feedback and then we were ready to go," said McGeehon.

The play debuted Thursday with performances for area grade schools.  Public performances are scheduled for seven Saturday night and a Sunday matinee at two.  The play is free to attend.  Refreshments will be served after the performances.  

McGeehon, who also served as the college's student trustee, plans to continue his education at a four year college and eventually would like to be a communications professor.  

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