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Yorkville Highschool

Theatre Department

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FALL PLAY: The Whole Darn Shooting Match

"Zany exploits, hilarious antics and wild ideas follow fast and furiously throughout this comedy about the advertising world. It is set in the Creative Room where a flamboyant TV commercial writer, an alcoholic artist, a flippant girl Friday, and their beloved leader, the Creative Director, engage in a running feud with the new president of the company, an efficiency expert, the office boy and everyone else who dares to interfere with their off beat rules of office conduct." - Samuel French

Auditions: Second week of school- stay tuned for announcements at school for specific dates, times and necessary preparation!

Performances: Friday, November 3rd at Saturday, November 4th at 7:00 at the YHS Cafetorium

Tickets: Sold at the door. $5 for students with ID. $7 for adults.

FRESH/SOPH WINTER ONE-ACTS: The Diary of Adam and Eve &

A Sunny Morning

A Sunny Morning

The play "A Sunny Morning" is a comedy of Madrid in one act, by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero.

On a sunny autumn morning in a quite corner of a park in Madrid, Dona Laura, a handsome, white-haired lady of about seventy, refined in appearance, is feeding pigeons in the park. Don Gonzalo, a gentleman of seventy, gouty and impatient enters. Their servants Petra, Dona Laura's maid and Juanito come and go nearby.

The conversation between the two seventy year olds begins sarcastically, with each accusing the other of encroaching on their private space. Don Gonzalo complains the priests have taken his bench, and says Dona Laura is a, "Senile old lady! She ought to be at home knitting and counting her beads." She finds him "an ill-natured old man!" He resigns himself to "sit on the bench with the old lady." 

A pinch of snuff (the finest) helps to clear their heads, and they find something in common with alternating sneezes of three times each. Dona Laura confides to the audience, "the snuff has made peace between us." 

They begin to banter back and forth in a more friendly manner. Then Don Gonzalo reads out loud from a book of poems. They begin to discuss Valencia and without acknowledging it to each other, realize he and she are two lost lovers. He was a native of Faencia and she spent several seasons at a nearby villa." He remembers her as "The Silver Maiden," and they discuss a duel involving his cousin. When the play ends, they agree to meet at the park again, still not acknowledging what they both know to be true.

 

The Diary of Adam and Eve

Mark Twain gives the audience front-row seats to the first battle of the sexes! Adam doesn't get a chance to name any of the new wonders of creation because Eve always beats him to it. When asked why she names a bird a Dodo, her reply is always, "Because it looks like a Dodo." Eve feels that she, too, is an important experiment and she must chronicle her observations. Among these observations are the discovery of fire, the fact that water runs uphill at night and that not only can she talk to animals but some, such as the snake, can talk back. Accepting the apple, Eve and Adam get a new look at life. The audience will get an enchanting new look at them through Marc Bucci's stage adaptation of this historical story.

 

Auditions: November 1st at 3:00pm and November 2nd at 4:00pm. Come to one. No need to prepare anything! Auditions in the Large Group Instruction Room at main campus.

Performances: Friday, December 15th & Saturday, December 16th at 7:00pm in the YHS Cafetorium

Tickets: Sold at the door. $5 for both students and adults. Cash only.


 

SPRING PLAY: Alice in Wonderland

SPRING MUSICAL: Footloose!

Information coming soon!

"Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all." -Stage Agent

 

Auditions: 1/30 & 1/31

Performances: April 27th & 28th at 7:00pm, April 29th at 2:00pm. All performances at Yorkville MIDDLE School Auditorium

Tickets: $10.50 for students and adults. Tickets will be sold on showtix4u.com starting in March and will also be sold at the door. 

 



 

Directed by Mrs. Kim Zoephel & Ms. Michelle Lillig

Directed by Mr. Joseph Fitzpatrick

Directed by Mrs. Colleen Konop

Directed by Mr. Joseph Fitzpatrick

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