|Assistant Director||Ryan Leys|
|Stage Manager||Joanna Grocott|
|Male Thespian||Dan Nevitt|
|Female Thespian||Stephanie Tierno|
|Audience "Plant"||Brittany Booher|
|Bar extras||Kelly Dennis, Rachel Schwemin, Claire Serenska, Desiree Williford|
|Christopher Marlowe||Jane Serenska|
|William Shakespeare||Julia Chille|
|Grad Student||Brittany Booher|
|Female "Lead"||Desiree Williford|
|Male "Lead"||Shawn Geary|
|Extra Actor||Emily Galvin|
|Male Meg||Dan Nevitt|
|Male Jo||Jon Casey|
|Male Beth||Connor Broderick|
|Male Amy||Shawn Geary|
|Tiny Tim||Jon Casey|
|Tom Jones||Ryan Leys|
|David Copperfield||Claire Serenska|
|Muy Guapo||Himself, naturalmente|
|Student Directors||Kate Bosch & Marnie Murray|
|Spot Light||Drew Barrett|
|Properties||Shaylah Morse, Karel Dimalanta|
|Costumes||Tyler Maitland, Anastasia Miller|
|Stage Crew||Deejay Connerton, Tommy Coogan, Spenser Bosch, Kate Bosch,|
|House Managers||Marnie Murray, Morgan Sullivan|
The MHS Drama Club has developed a slight tradition in the past couple of years in which students – usually seniors – try their hand at directing a play. As a drama club in a high school, this only makes sense, since we have the dual goals of producing the best plays possible and helping students learn about themselves and the many aspects of the theater.
This particular play was discovered and suggested by our two directors. It’s very entertaining and very silly, and cheerfully strikes close to home. Sure, students wait until the last possible moment to learn their lines, and facts that seem obvious to many of the parents in attendance may be happily short-circuited in the teenager’s mind (Tybalt is Tigger? Seymour the Carnivorous Space Plant is the Cookie Monster? Why not?). For our cast, part of the fun – and challenge – of this show has been trying to understand all of the different theatrical and cultural references scattered through it.
So, please enjoy this adventure, and keep in mind that everyone involved knows the show is fiction, and this fiction is based on truth, and everyone likes looking in a mirror and winking now and then, if you know what I mean.
This year there
are two new directors in charge of providing MHS with fun-fill plays
performed by the student body and they are Marnie Murray and Kate Bosch.
When asked about what to expect this year out of the MHS drama club
that will make it different from every other year, Marnie and Kate were
both very excited to respond.
Seems like this year will be pretty intense with all the changes that are going to be made to the drama club and the way its run. Every year there are always big stars in the performances, people that repeatedly receive the leading roles in the play. Previous years big stars includes Kevin Cruz and Tia Meneses.
With these new stars on the rise, this year’s plays should be ones to remember. It being October now, the drama club’s first play should be taking place very soon. The anticipation of what the play is about and when it will be performed is almost too much to bear.
Joanna Grocott gives the inside scoop on the upcoming performance, “it is called ‘Just Another High School Play’ and will be performed December fourth and fifth at seven o’clock.”
The upcoming play is about a group of high school students who are abandoned by their director. Left with no direction, the students turn to improvisation to fulfill their acting desires. Sounds like this play will be packed with hilarious moments.
What a year this is going to be with so many new things to come. Kate Bosch and Marnie Murray as new directors, Joanna Grocott and Ryan Leys holding the leading roles, and a play about a group of abandoned teenagers.
A lot of new changes and big things to come are being made this year and who knows what the future for the drama club will hold. With such big hopes and expectations, this will definitely be a year to remember for the Middletown High School drama club.
(by Cristee Budlong,
from the School Newspaper "The Wave" 2009 Issue #1)
Little Women and, errr, Little Men?
Anastasia and Connor,
lending us a VERY valuable hand!
Acting can be such a drag...
Very enthusiastic for tech.
Very calmly serious for tech.
More tech. Believe it or not, there's no carbon monoxide leak.