It was opening day for St. Thomas Aquinas's spring play yesterday.

Students from TA took the audience into the American west yesterday for the opening matinee of the Skinflint of Shickshinney.

The play follows the story of Horace Harpagon, who's the stingiest old man in the town of Shickshinney. Although he has a fortune hidden away in the butter churn, he refuses to spend money on anything, so his four children are always pestering him for new clothes and edible food.  

Things get worse when the old widower decides he wants to remarry and his choice is the lovely, young Maryann, who has fallen in love with Harpagon's son Clarence.

The play continues with performances for high students this afternoon and then the general public tonight and Saturday night. Doors open at 7 o'clock with the curtain following at 7:30. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.