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Local student involved in Linfield College theater production

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Logan Mays of Rocklin is participating in the Linfield College Theatre production “Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies” Nov. 1-4 and 8-10 in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.

Mays, a freshman majoring in music, will play the role of Salty. He is a 2012 graduate of Rocklin High School and the son of Tom and Marla Mays of Rocklin. He has been involved in past Linfield productions, including “Old Saybrook.”

The world premiere for “Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies,” written by Professor Jackson Miller and senior theater major Chris Forrer, is a fictional tale inspired by stories from the project “Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City.” The story is about a young fisherman as he learns respect for the ocean, the dory fleet and fellow anglers. The play opens with the Blessing of the Fleet, an annual Pacific City event to kick off the fishing season, and it references local landmarks such as Haystack Rock and the former Sunset West Restaurant and Bar. The production touches on environmental regulations, fishery management practices, gender issues and tensions between loggers and anglers.