Virtual Shorts 21

It’s happening! We have three plays which will be performed as virtual stage readings. The performance of all three plays will be uploaded at 7pm on MAY 26 on the WLHS ASB YouTube page – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOKnxMQsrroKvgua5NEsV3A

THE PLAYS

Lafayette No. 1 by Mandy Conner

directed by Grant Halverson – Miranda Wiler, ASM

CAST LIST:

Lizzy Landry – Allie Evans
Anna Landry – Briana Alexander
Julien Poydras – Coleman Henry
Margaret Haughrey – Kaelin Kehm
Constable – Gabe Massey
Harris Carrol – Izzy Englund
William Limon (Moab) – Keith Tyler Revilla
Maggie McCarthy – Zoe Barnett
Marie Wagner – Grace Heaton
Margarette Wagner – Sarah Tenison
Geo Jackson – Isabel Preligara
Peter Hatcher – Zach Socherman
Felix “Fink” Zallesky – Karah Rhoades
Hannah Meyers – Kierra Koehn
Catherine Blake – Ainslie O’Conno

The Celebration by Anton Chekhov

directed by Ashley Yablonsky – Marshall Knowles, ASM

CAST LIST

Tatiana – Brigitte Chenevert
Hirin – Zach Socherman
Andre – Clay Barbee
Natasia – Rachel Dumas
Board Rep – Ainslie O’Connor

The League of Semi-Superheroes by Val Smith & Michael Bigelow Dixon

directed by Susie Walters

CAST LIST

Carol – Brett Mason
El Grande De Sayer De Nay – Ashley Alexander
Master of the Obvious – Xavier Davidson
Pushy Bob – Gabe Massey
Wabbit Woman – Parrish Noce
The Human Puddle – Gwen Jeuris

PRODUCTION TEAM

PSM – Ella Johansen

Sound Design – Grace McGovern & Steven Beckingham

Virtual Shorts 21 Auditions!

Yes, that’s right, we are going virtual with SHORTS! If you are interested in auditioning, please email Mr. Beckingham (beckings@wlwv.k12.or.us) for the Thespian Troupe 1915 Google Classroom code (you do not need to be an inducted thespian to join the classroom). Any WLHS student is welcome to audition (note, it will be a Zoom conference audition).

More info on the performance itself to follow!

A Number & These Shining Lives open next week!

The WLHS Theatre Arts Department presents a double bill on stage – A Number by Cary Churchill, and These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich. A Number is a compelling meditation on human cloning, personal identity, and the conflicting claims of nature versus nurture. These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women in the 1920s who worked in a watch factory painting watch faces with glowing, radium-rich paint. The play is based on the true story of the “Radium Girls,” and the toxic and deadly levels of radium poisoning they encountered. Their strength and determination helped shape today’s rules and regulations within the workplace. The plays run March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14. Curtain is 7pm. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wlhstheatre.org. 

Kids Instant Theatre 2020

Have you got a 1st – 6th grade student who needs/wants to get the wiggles out on Feb 17 (President’s Day)? Sign ’em up for Kids Instant Theatre. Members of our Thespian Troupe will introduce your young ones to theatre games, theatre basics, and prepare them for a final devised play performance on the big stage! All are welcome and previous theatre experience is not necessary.

Here is a packet with more info:

Robin Hood!

“Jolly Robin and her merry clan, Jolly Robin, gonna heal this land”

Robin Hood and her Merry Clan will be swashbuckling across the black box stage this week! Tackling the Robin Hood story in a non-traditional way, the Theatre Arts Department’s Theatre for Youth and Tech II classes will  be presenting an adaptation of Greg Bank’s ROBIN HOOD. There will be silly accents, thrilling fights, Hip Hop, pantomime horse riding…..and at least one poop joke. The show runs Jan 16, 17, and 18 at 7pm; plus Jan 18 at 2pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.  All ages are welcome!

These Shining Lives & A Number CAST LISTS

Thank you to all who auditioned! It was such a pleasure to see familiar faces next to new faces. We were very impressed with the amount of preparation everyone displayed. If you are not on one of the cast lists below, please continue to audition in the future!

Here are the casts:

A Number

SALTER – Tomaso Bellinzaghi

BERNARD 1/BERNARD 2/MICHAEL BLACK – Jack Gordon

These Shining Lives

CATHERINE – Katherine Mason

CHARLOTTE – Zoe Barnett

FRANCIS – Kierra Koehn

PEARL – Leilani Macenfish

TOM – Campbell Wilson

MR. REED – Eric McDevitt

DR. ROUNTREE/COMPANY DOCTOR – Izzy Englund

GROSSMAN/RADIO ANNOUNCER – Zach Socherman

DAUGHTER/SINGER/REPORTER – Maude Lundberg

SON/SINGER/REPORTER – Zion LaMarr

JUDGE/SINGER – Allie Evans

DOCTOR DALITSCH – Keith Tyler Revilla

First rehearsal for These Shining Lives will be Tuesday, December 17, 3:30 to 5:30 in the black box.  We’ll hand out scripts and read through the show.

First rehearsal for A Number will be Tuesday, December 17, 3.30 to 5.30 in the make-up room. We’ll read through and do some table work.