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Popular play returns to Princeton, Lewisburg stages


A popular play made its return to the stage Saturday night in Princeton.

Last night was night one of "The Passing of Pearl" at the Chuck Mathena Center. The plot revolves around a famous Memphis diner, that hosted the likes of Elvis Presley and Martin Luther King, Jr. The former owner, Pearl, has passed away, and now her daughter is deciding what to do with the restaurant. Audience members can see the ghost of Pearl, roaming around the diner she loved. Karen Harvey, who plays Pearl Stewart, says "My presence is felt, and the others kind of know I'm there. More so at some times than others." Skip Crane, who performs the role of Daphney Davis, says "We won an award for this in 2010. And so many people missed it, they've been begging us for years to please bring it back. So we brought it back. And we're so proud because we're all West Virginians." 

There will be a second performance in Princeton on Sunday. Then the group will perform at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre next weekend.

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