1776 The Musical

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Written by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards
Directed by Michael Kamtman

About the Show:

It is a long hot summer in Philadelphia, and the Continental Congress is an exhausted, annoyed, quarrelsome collection of men at each other’s throats over the burning question of independence from Great Britain. This is a musical that brings humor and humanity to American history and well, since it’s a show which is not widely produced due to the large amounts of men needed to cast—we decided its 2018, and we’re going to let the ladies tell it! Join us for a change of tune with an all-female cast of 1776 The Musical.

About the Director:

Michael Kamtman

Michael Kamtman has been a Triad director, actor and teacher since 1988 and has directed over 75 productions in the Triad, including 10 operas. He spent 15 season as an actor/fight choreographer with the N.C. Shakespeare Festival where he performed in over 50 productions. He has an MFA from UNC Greensboro in Directing, a MA from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Bucknell University. He has taught at Greensboro College, Davidson College, UNC Greensboro, Salem College and High Point University. He is now an Assistant Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University. For KLT Kamtman has directed The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The Secret Garden, Inherit the Wind and The Pajama Game.

Dates:

June 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2018 at 8 p.m.
June 17 and 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Cast:

Andrew McNair — Debbie Cumming
Abigail Adams — Lauralee Davis Bailey
John Dickinson — Marie Denig
Courier/Painter — Grace DiMaio
Caesar Rodney — Maureen Fiorentino
Dr. Lyman Hall — Christy Gantt
Col. Thomas McKean — Kelly Hayden
George Read — Caroline Holland
Roger Sherman — Chris Hughes
John Hancock — Maxine Isaacs
Courier/Painter — Paiten Iselin
Samuel Chase — Beth James
Leather Apron — Sierra Jay
Lewis Morris — Sarah Kepins
James Wilson — Kelly Kerr
Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon — Jan Kotula
Thomas Jefferson — Natalie Lawrence
Benjamin Franklin — April Marshall
Martha Jefferson — Stephanie Marson
Edward Rutledge — Jessica Perry
Stephen Hopkins — Sharon Pierce
Robert Livingston — Jenni Pirkey
Dr. Josiah Bartlett — Anne Proctor
Joseph Hewes — Debbie Shoffner
Richard Henry Lee — Beth Strader
Charles Thomson — Michele Swanson
John Adams — Steffanie Vaughan

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available soon or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

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Second Samuel

Second Samuel 4-2017

Written by Pamela Parker
Directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois 

Visit the small town of Second Samuel. Change isn’t something the residents of the tight-knit community Second Samuel openly embrace. In fact, it’s one of those places where everything is as it’s always been, and that’s just fine with everyone. But after the summer of Miss Gertrude’s death, sometime in the late 1940s, nothing will be the same again in their small town. A touching story of acceptance and community, experience a change of heart with the residents of Second Samuel

About the Director:

Diana Marshall-Shoaf

Diana Marshall-Shoaf earned a B.S.Ed. in Theatre Education at Western Carolina University and a M.Ed. in Theatre Education a UNC-Greensboro. She has been a theatre arts teacher with the WS/FC Schools since the fall of 1992 teaching and directing students Pre-K through 12th grade. Two of her favorite productions there have been Peter Pan and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatShe has served as the Stokes County Arts Council Artistic Director and has directed numerous productions for The Foothills Theatre in Elkin, the Brock Players in Davie County and the Surry County Arts Council in Mt. Airy. For KLT she has directed Charlotte’s Web and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Dates:

March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.
March 4 and 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Cast List:

B Flat- John Walsh
Frisky- Adam Hincher
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Mansel- Michael Mickiewicz
Mr. Mozel- John S. Foltz
Omaha- Pam Barrans
Jimmy Deeanne- Rebecca Stanifer
Ruby- Savannah Ritchey
Marcela- Michele Swanson
Doc- David Kolb
June- Mike Kotula

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available here or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

 

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Alice in Wonderland

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by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus
Adapted from Lewis Carroll
“Alice in Wonderland (LeGallienne and Friebus)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Directed by Dan Seaman

About the Show:

Travel to the land of Mad Hatters, Evil Queens, and rabbits that have very important engagements in Alice in Wonderland . Encompassing the storyline from both Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass this faithful adaptation will be our 4th Annual Bring A Book to Life production, allowing our audiences to experience a change of scenery with Alice in Wonderland.

About the Director:

Don Seaman

Dan Seaman has been teaching, directing and designing theatre in the Triad for over 40 years.  He taught at Weaver Academy for 26 years and retired from Guilford County Schools in 2004. Seaman now teaches and directs at Greensboro College. He has also been a guest director and/or designer with Greensboro Community Theatre, Greensboro City Arts, High Point Community Theatre, Randolph Summer Vacation Playhouse and the Greensboro Public Library’s One City One Book project. At KLT he has directed Headin’ For the Hills, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Papers.

Dates:

November 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.
November 12 and 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Casting:

Roles are available for 8-years-old to seniors.

ALICE Sarah Cameron
WHITE RABBIT Jodi Blanton
MOUSE Karis Tuck
DODO Meredith Schroeder
LORY Ben James
EAGLET Addison Stanifer
DUCK Brandon Schroeder
CATERPILLAR Kelli Sobolik
FISH-FOOTMAN Lily Rose Gourley
FROG-FOOTMAN Noah Dumont
DUCHESS Steffanie Vaughan
CHESHIRE CAT Rebecca Stanifer
MARCH HARE Ashlyn Brodeur
MAD HATTER Christian Helderman
DORMOUSE Cydney Leister
QUEEN OF HEARTS Debbie Cumming
KING OF HEARTS Shawn Fitzmaurice
GRYPHON Caitlin Holland
MOCK TURTLE Michelle Swanson
COOK Claire Clark
KNAVE OF HEARTS Nick Kelley
RED CHESS QUEEN Beth Strader
TWEEDLEDUM Kaelin Fitzmaurice
TWEEDLEDEE Charlie Fitzmaurice
WHITE CHESS QUEEN Natalie Lawrence
SHEEP Mike Kotula
HUMPTY DUMPTY Christy Gantt
ENSEMBLE Ella Lawrence, Sierra Jay, Laura Strader, Joey Mattingly, Sarah Kepins, Paiten Iselin, Jan Kotula, Mercy Chia

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available here or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

Season Sponsors

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Smoke on the Mountain

Smoke on the Mountain 4-2017

Written by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Bobby Bodford

About the show:

Relax and step back into North Carolina in 1938. Join the Sanders family as they venture to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at the request of Pastor Oglethorpe, who wishes to bring his tiny congregation into the “modern world.” Though the Sanders family tries to appear perfect in the eyes of the church, things don’t go as planned and they reveal their hilariously imperfect natures. Loaded with gospel favorites like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Rock of Ages” join KLT as we enjoy a change of pace in the musical Smoke on the Mountain

About the Director:

Bobby Bodford
Bobby Bodford is a veteran of stage and screen. As a professional director, playwright and actor, he has over 40 years experience. His directing credits include critically acclaimed productions of the Smoke on the Mountain Trilogy and Fiddler on the Roof  for Twin City Stage; and most recently, Avenue Q and Madagascar Jr. for Community Theatre Greensboro. He just completed a summer camp at the Sunset Theatre in Asheboro NC where he directed his adaptation of Treasure Island

 

Dates:

September 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17 and 24, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Cast:

Mervin Oglethorpe – Danny Scruggs
June Sanders – Jennifer Graves
Burl Sanders – David Kolb
Vera Sanders – Marilyn Gaylord
Stanley Sanders – Gary Murray, Sr.
Denise Sanders – Taylor Germaine
Dennis Sanders – Ben Bowman
Amen Corner – Marge Clark and Christy Gantt

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available now by purchasing online at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

 

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Velveteen Final

Based on the story by Margery Williams
Adapted by Anita Larsen

About the show:

This enchanting version of the classic children’s story will touch your heart.  Unbeknownst to Andrew’s grumpy nursemaid, there is a life to the playthings on the floor and in the toy cabinet when the lights go out in the nursery Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Horse, Model Boat and Velveteen Rabbit all spring to life.  Actors represent the ’spirit’ of each toy-chattering, bickering and sharing their feelings in hilarious and touching interactions.  With narration by the tender and grandfatherly Skin Horse Spirit, you’ll laugh and cry along with the characters as they endure the trials and tribulations of their unique experiences-especially the Rabbit Spirit, who learns about love when he gains the affection of the young boy.

Dates:

November 11-12 /18-19, 2016 at 7:00 pm
November 13, 19 & 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

 

Cast:

Mother-Jennifer Graves
Andrea-Sarah Cameron
Nana-Ann Stoebe
Uncle Brad-Skyler Cranford
Doctor-Mark Graves
Peavy-Adam Hincher
Timothy Spirit (Lion)-Amelia Hamilton
Train Engine Spirit-Kaitlin Johns
Skin Horse Spirit-Adam Hincher
Model Boat Spirit-Catilin Holland
Rabbit Spirit (Velveteen)-Christian Helderman
Summer Tree Spirits/Wood Nymphs-Brylie Branham, Alexa Fernandez, Kate Halstead
Nursery Magic Fairy-Addison Stanifer
Brown Rabbit-Paiten Iselin
Wild Rabbit One-Zoe Durst
Wild Rabbit Two-Karis Tuck
Wild Rabbit Chorus-Ava Colonna, Noah Dumont, Ben James, Ariana Leal, Blaine Thompson, Macy Thompson

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Tarzan

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Book by David Henry Hwang

Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins

About the show:

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Dates:

June 15 at 8:00 pm —PREVIEW NIGHTAll tickets are $10, with children (12 and under) $8. These tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. 
June 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
June 18 & 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

Cast:

TARZAN/FATHER: Ian Buff
KERCHAK: Dakarai Ince
KALA: Rachel Schroeder
TERK: Mariah Morales
YOUNG TARZAN: Julian Pecoraro
YOUNG TERK: Nick Kelley
JANE: Charity Hampton
PORTER: Macon Shirley
CLAYTON: Archie Collins
SNIPES: John Foltz
EDGAR: Alex Draeger
MOTHER/FEATURED SOLOIST/GORILLA ENSEMBLE: Marilyn Gaylord
LEOPARD: Taneah Lightsey
GORILLA ENSEMBLE:
                 Dyani Ince – Dance Captain
                 Tabatha Eaton
                 Kaelyn Fansler
                 Sakile Haith-Ince
                 Grace Hampton
                 Caitlin Holland
                 Katherine Ledbetter
                 Rebecca Stanifer
                 Nevaeh Wright
MONKEY ENSEMBLE:
                 Gabriel Rojas-Almanza – Lead Monkey/Dance Captain
                 Noah Dumont
                 Brandon Schroeder
                 Addison Stanifer
                 Carmen Trescott
                 Karis Tuck
BIRDS: Meredith Schroeder – Lead Bird/Dance Captain
             Sofia Barnes
             Sarah Cameron
             Kaylee Crider

Season Sponsor

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M*A*S*H

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By Tim Kelly
Dramatized from the book by Richard Hooker

Show Sponsor:

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About the Show:

M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. They can’t be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school.  There’s a jolly encounter with the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O. ever sent overseas. A sergeant is selling dumb GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. Radar O’Reilly, a soldier with incredible hearing, anticipates things before they happen. The proprietor of a painless dental clinic is cured of dark moods by the recreation of an old monster movie—and a monster! It’s all here, including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life.

Dates:

March 3-4 /10-11, 2017 at 8:00 pm
March 5 & 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8
Tickets prices include NC State sales tax

 

Cast:

General Hamilton Hartington Hammond-Joel Meyer

Pvt. Boone-Zachary Jay

Lt Colonel Henry Braymore Blake-Shawn Fitzmaurice

Captain Bridget McCarthy-Janea Platt

Lt. Janice Fury-Emily Jay

Sergeant Devine-Michael Oakley

Lt. Louise Kimble-Brylie Branham

Captain Frank Burns-Dave Burr

Father John Patrick Mulcahy-Jonathan Iselin

Captain Walter Waldowski (Walt)-Mark Graves

Captain John McIntyre (Trapper John)-Robert Evans

Captain John Black (Ugly)-Spencer Cook

Corporal Radar Reilly-Marc Alain Bertoni

Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Hawkeye)-Chris Swaim

Captain Augustus Bedford Forrest (Duke)-Kenny Gaylord

Ho-Jon-Mercy Chia

Pvt. Lopez-Christopher Holland

Lt. Nancy Phillips-Christy Gantt

Major Margaret Houlihan-Rebecca Stanifer

Congresswoman Goldfarb-Carolyn Huggins

Dean Mercy Lodge-Caroline Holland

Miss Randazzle-Alexa Fernandez Castillo

Mitzi Bonwit-Jennifer Graves

Fritzi Bonwit-Kelli Sobolik

Agnes Bonwit-Caitlin Holland

Captain Oliver Wendell Jones (Spearchucker)-Christian Helderman

Men’s Ensemble-Theodore Swanson, Charlie Fitzmaurice

Women’s Ensemble***will be assigned parts for Korean Woman 1 & 2, Lt. Connie Liebowitz, & Major Ruth Haskell-TBA at rehearsal: Caitlin Johns, Kate Halstead, Sierra Jay, Patience Chia

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Route 66

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Created by Roger Bean

Show Sponsors:

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About the show:

Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes, and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid and you’ve got the high-octane fun of Route 66!  Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the ‘Main Street of America’ to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest ‘Rock ‘n’ Road’ hits of the 20th century. Songs include “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days on the Road,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and many more. Get your kicks with this smash coast-to-coast hit musical revue!

Dates:

September 16-17 /23-24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
September 18 & 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions to James Fitzpatrick Auditorium

Tickets:

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Tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Tickets prices include NC State sales tax.

Cast:

Mark Graves
Ron Pelkey
Jayson Crawford
Danny Scruggs
Scott Orr
Jacob Hauk

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Leap of Faith

Leap Final

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight
Based on the Motion Picture Leap of Faith produced by Paramount Pictures and written by Janus Cercone

 

About the show:

Love will get you every time. That is what one charismatic con-man is about to find out. The “Reverend” Jonas Nightingale an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son. A gospel honky-tonk filled show, come see what happens when love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.

 Dates:

June 16-18/ 23-25 at 8:00 pm
June 19 & 26 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284
Directions

Tickets:

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Tickets available online now on Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.
Adults – $18
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $16
Children (12 and under) $8
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

 

Cast:

Jonas Nightingale – Joe Collins
Sam Nightingale – Ali Fox
Marla McGowan – Marilyn Gaylord
Jack McGowan – Caleb Lumpkin
Ida Mae Sturdevant – LaShon Hill
Ornelia Sturdevant – Davida Smith
Woman in wheelchair/Emma Schlarp – Judith Gillis
Isaiah Sturdevant – Carlos St. James
Angel / Jonas (understudy) / Leon / Angel Trio – Lewis Elliott
Angel/Amon – Darren Hayes
Angel/Zak – Jayson Crawford
Angel/Angel Trio – Katherine Ledbetter, Tenesia Turner
Angel/Sister Rosa – Debbie Shoffner
Angel/Trooper/Carl – Andrew Hyers
Angel/Caesar – Jahi Bogard
Angels – Dea Rosehart, Page Hyers, Rebecca Stanifer, Dedrica Templeton, Judy Marsh
Townspeople/Worried Mother – Chris Hughes
Townspeople/Susie Raylove (Farmer) – Chaun Doak
Townspeople/Amanda – Carol Longworth
Townspeople/Ray – Michael Simmons
Townspeople – Sarah Cameron, Azula Akinsanmi, Amanda Coltrane, Charlie Doak, Addison Stanifer,
Winry Templeton, Beth Wagner, Noah Orr, Valeria Gonzalez

 

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Exit Laughing

Exit FinalBy Paul Elliott

Directed by Juan Fernandez

About the show:

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.

Dates:

February 26-27/ March 4-5 at 8:00 pm
February 28 & March 6 at 2:00 pm

Location:

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284

Directions

Tickets:

Tickets available at the door and online at www.brownpapertickets.com.  Enter “kernersville little theatre” in the search bar then choose the show date you would like to attend.  Ticket sales end four hours before show time.
Adults – $14
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $12
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

Cast:

Rachel Ann – Ashley Lee

Connie Harland -Kathy Cissna

Leona – Donna Bissette

Millie – Dedrica Templeton

Policeman/Bobby – Spencer Lee

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