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BHS presents ‘Just Another High School Play’

Butler High School will present “Just Another High School Play” as the school’s all-school play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 in the Butler Senior High Auditorium. Cast members are, from left, Lucas Bruno, Savannah Briggs, Hanna Simon, Maysen Stewart and Jenna Capriotti. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Butler High School will present “Just Another High School Play” as the school’s all-school play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 in the Butler Senior High Auditorium.

General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

Dale VanLaningham is the director. Technical assistance will be provided by Robert Harrison, Audrey Eberle and Wil Eberle.

Jessica Ranko is the student stage manager.

“Just Another High School Play” is a 90-minute comedy that covers nearly every angle of the typical high school play with a dose of history and improvisation thrown in for good measure.

A group of actors, who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves opening night in front of a live audience. Their teacher has left them hanging because no one has been showing up to rehearsals and no one is really quite sure what they are supposed to do.

The student assistant director and the stage manager step in, find a box of scripts which they pass out to the cast and try to throw something together. What follows is a rollicking show full of physical comedy, gags, and satirical re-writings of many plays from Shakespeare to Albee.

CAST

Marianna Benkart, improv extra, melodrama extra, Teena; Savannah Briggs, stage manager; Lucas Bruno, male thespian, male lead, Tom Jones, male Jo; Jenna Capriotti, Emily, Logan, stagehand, barkeep, improv extra, Jo;

Walter Gouza, Marlowe, male Beth, Tiny Tim, Romeo; Ella Marra, female lead, “teacher”, actor 2, Beth; Zach Marra, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Scrooge, male Meg; Delaney Ray, narrator/announcer, actor 1, Meg;

Chloe Schoentag, female thespian, Christmas Carol Ghost, Juliet; Hanna Simon, assistant director; Maysen Stewart, improv extra, grad student, Noel, puppeteer; and Bradley White, David Copperfield, male Amy, Craig, George.

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