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Cashing in on a comedy; fall play is a hit

Students acting out a scene in "Money to Burn!" include (left to right) Austin Zarbok, Amanda Berry, Kessie Kulzer, Anna Wolf, Adam Petrich and Jasmine Buffington. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review) 1 / 5
Student actors (front to back) Anna Wolf, Adam Petrich and Amanda Berry eagerly look over a $100 bill during a scene from "Money to Burn!" (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)2 / 5
This scene from "Money to Burn!" included (left to right) Kessie Kulzer, Adam Petrich, Josephine Diel, Anna Wolf, Jasmine Buffington and Amanda Berry. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review) 3 / 5
Jasmine Buffington (left) and Amanda Berry act out a scene in Thursday's fall play. (Al Edenloff / Osakis Review)4 / 5
A robber makes demands in a scene from the comedy, "Money to Burn!" performed by Osakis High School theater students. The actors are (left to right) Kessie Kulzer, Adam Petrich, Josephine Diel, Amanda Berry, Anna Wolf, Kendra Massmann. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)5 / 5

Osakis High School theater students cashed in on one-liners and zingers during their performance of "Money to Burn!" last Thursday and Friday.

And the audience loved it.

The comedy, written by Pat Cook, highlighted a suspiciously funny firm of con artists selling everything from reading horoscopes over the phone to renting themselves out as graveside mourners at pet funerals.

The plot involved a web of arson, counterfeiting, robbery and other shenanigans.

Student actors included Amanda Berry, Jasmine Buffington, Josie Diel, Eli Kluver, Kessie Kulzer, Kendra Massmann, Adam Petrich, Lexi Randall, Mikayla Schablin, Anna Wolf and Austin Zarbok.

The crew included Shawna Clausen (lighting director), Marissa Reilly (sets), Ella Claseman (costumes), Shanna Mathwig (costumes) and arts teacher, Mary Leuthner (director).

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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