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Stillpointe Theatre hosts 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

The cast of Stillpointe Theatre's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Kids are cute sometimes. More often, they're pretty scary—if not because of their limitless energy and emotional range, then for the disturbing reflection of how adults have fucked them up. Even if they aren't all that screwed up, they're trying desperately to show the world (or at least themselves) who they are with little experience to support their identities, which can lead to both hilarious and unnerving results.

Stillpointe Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a comical mashup of character studies as six children compete for a modest scholarship, academic prestige, their parents' pride (or mere appeasement), and...