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The Hamilton High School drama department will present “Ramona Quimby” from Feb. 9 to 12 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC).

Shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. for the Sunday performance. It is a family-friendly performance suitable for children of all ages based on the novels of Beverly Cleary.

Unpredictable, exasperating, boisterous and independent, that’s Ramona Quimby for you. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus – getting into trouble and sometimes making a big, noisy fuss when things don’t go her way. As narrator, Beezus introduces the Quimby family and friends and thereby sets the scene for the collection of vignettes that trace Ramona’s tumultuous passage through third grade.

The family’s togetherness in tackling the sacrifices and adjustments required when the father is unexpectedly fired from his job is a clear statement of traditional family values. Along with the discovery that life is not always fair, Ramona and Beezus come to realize that sisters may not always agree but they can be good to have around.

General seating tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before the show at the HFAC Box Office, at the Box Office on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., at Office C in the high school or online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com.

The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

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