See Every Little Crook and Nanny live on stage

This theatrical performance comes to Fremont Community Theatre September 27-29 and October 4-6.
Lori Demres
Sep 23, 2013

The play on words of Every Little Crook and Nanny describes the play itself.

There are three nannies, two of who are retired and one has the charge of a 10 year old boy. For extra income one of the nannies takes in boarders including a guy engaged to a woman who is about to graduate from the police academy.

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WHAT:  Every Little Crook and Nanny
WHEN: September 27, 28, October 4 and 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. and matinees September 29 and October 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson Street, Fremont
COST: Adults - $12.00, Seniors and students - $10.00

Director Linda Bower happened to be co-chair of Fremont’s playreading committee when someone brought this play to their attention. Bower read it and liked it so when Fremont Community Theatre chose to perform this play she requested to be the director.

“It’s has wonderful, kinda Cary Grantesque-Arsenic and Old Lace-type feel about it,” said Bower.

Keeping things interesting is a blast from the past for one nanny in the form of Stuart, a previous charge of hers, who would like to rent a room for a couple of weeks. Normally, she wouldn’t do that, but for Stuart, she makes an exception.

“Stuart is a crook who realizes that his nanny may have left a lasting impression on him as a boy which complicates the theft,” said Cory Castelan, who invokes the character of Stuart.

Along with Castelan there is a cast of ten residing in Gibsonburg, Fremont, Elmore and one who works in Findlay, lives in Tiffin and travels to Fremont to be in this play.

Four are new to Fremont’s stage, including Castelan, who claims he was turned on to Fremont by “manager/great friend/amazing stage manager/soon-to-be director” or, to put it more simply, a friend who also happens to be another theatre nut. “Fremont has an amazing theatre,” said Castelan.

Two others in the cast have never been on stage.

According to director Bower, “The two new [people] are doing well. Chuck Cantrell is like a sponge and so cheerful who wants to learn and is a joy to work with.”

Oddly enough, the 10 year old boy is a seasoned vet, having been vetted by Fremont’s Youth Theatre and his character plays a big role in catching the crook.

“The cast has been a delight to work with, they get along well and word hard,” said Bower.

She finds her biggest challenge is moving that large of a cast around on stage in the scenes where all must be on stage at the same time.