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      New show premieres at Gem

      The Gem Theatre in Claude will be premiering a new work by area playwright King Hill.

      "A Gem Dandy Ghost" will go up Saturday, April 26th at 7:30pm.

      A matinee begins Sunday, April 27th at 2:30pm.

      To reserve tickets you can call 226-2187.

      King Hill says, "It's a world premiere. We've gotten to do a lot of things lately - the Lone Star Trilogy at the Performing Arts Center. Now we've come to Claude for another opening of a new play."

      The Gem has been entertaining Armstrong County audiences since 1915.

      It's been used a variety of ways, for movies, live music performances and live theatre.

      Next door the Armstrong County Museum has served as a historical repository for artifacts connected to the settling of the county and much more.