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GHS students to perform dramatic reading

“The Ribbon Mill,” a drama by Jim Esposito, will be performed as a staged reading by the Gloucester High School Drama Department at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the high school on Short Lane.

Esposito’s Sleeping Cat Studio, located at Shacklefords, will provide a full set for the performance.

Admission is by donation, with proceeds benefitting the drama department.

The Ribbon Mill is the story of the Hockadays, an average Trenton, New Jersey, family. It takes place during World War II. Mary Ruth, Patsy and K.C. share their lives as textile workers at the Ribbon Mill factory while Patsy and Mary Ruth’s husbands are in Europe fighting the war. K.C., born with a bad leg, could not be drafted. Boredom, loneliness and ignorance will change the course of each of their lives.

The play was first produced in Memphis, Tennessee, said a press release from Esposito, adding that reviewers praised it for its interesting characters and clever subplots and that it was a...

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