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Mummers stage new spin on classic tale

Petersburg’s amateur theater group will perform a fresh twist on a classic tale this week. It’s called “Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot” and the premiere is tonight at the Wright Auditorium. Matt Lichtenstein stopped by the Mitkof Mummer’s rehearsal and produced this audio postcard:
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Longtime Mitkof Mummer Irene Littleton plays “Bubba” the mouse in “Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot”


The Mitkof Mummers perform “Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot” tonight (Thursday), Friday, and Saturday at seven in Petersburg’s Wright Auditorium.

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