NFCT set to perform ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

North Fork Community Theatre begins its 53rd season this March with the Tony award-winning musical comedy ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’

This hilarious play captures the “angst, exhilaration and heartache” of the process of growing up, brought to life as six young people face off at the county spelling bee. The six, overseen by grown-ups who have barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t have to make you a loser.

Ken Rowland will direct a cast of lovable misfits, nerds, neurotics and a few volunteers from the audience. The play’s producer is Margaret Motto, Brian Dornicik is the musical director and Michael Disher is the choreographer.

Evening performances will be given at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Sunday matinees will be at 2:30 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20.

The theater is located at 12700 Old Sound Ave. in Mattituck. Tickets are $20, available at or by calling 298-6328. For more information about North Fork Community Theatre, visit