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Children’s Show at Butler Community College Examines Bullying and Friendship

Miranda Kimble plays the Tomato Plant Girl
Published: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

 “Tomato Plant Girl” shows youngsters the value of friendship and character. This dramatic play features four Butler Community College students.

"Tomato Plant Girl" demonstrates bullying, understanding right from wrong and compassion. The characters also examine gardening and nature.

Young audiences will delight in playful, physical actions, colorful costumes and rapid dialogue. “Tomato Plant Girl” introduces children to live performance while it examines conflict resolution and other skills. There will be one public performance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Many Butler and Greenwood County school children (k-5) and their teachers will see the play free-of-charge Tuesday through Friday from Feb. 21 through March 1.

The show is written by nationally known playwright, Wesley Middleton, and directed by Sam Sparks, theatre professor at Butler Community College. School shows are still open to interested districts.


Jordan Debbrecht, Rose Hill

Miranda Kimble, Mullinville

Allison Pieschl, Wichita

Madisyn Coats, Hanston


Directed by Sam Sparks

Designed by Bernie Wonsetler


Public Performance:

What: Tomato Plant Girl by Wesley Middleton

Time: 2 p.m.

Date:  Feb. 25

Location: College Theatre, Fine Arts Building, El Dorado

Price: $2 - Limited seating/reservations suggested

Tickets free with Butler ID