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Knoxville Student’s “Outlaws, Goldmines and Whatnot” Debuts This Saturday

Posted: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA KRLS News - Karen Overgaard

A Knoxville 17 year old has become a playwright. Ellen Raymie, daughter of Mark and Lori Raymie, says her drama director asked her to write a play that would fit their cast. She says she had read the book “Canterbury Tales,” and in a nod toward that tome, wrote “Outlaws, Goldmines and Whatnot” in about a year. She says the play sets the main characters in a cafe, each competing for the last seat on a stage to San Francisco, and the winner will be chosen by being the best story teller. Raymie says the process was not easy, and the hardest part was communicating the characters’ feelings and emotions simply through dialogue. She does have a part in the play, which premieres this Saturday afternoon at Living Word Fellowship in downtown Knoxville, at 2 and again at 6:30.