Drama to perform ‘Crazy’ spring play

UPDATE: Watch a video of the spring play here: https://youtu.be/fT_jQ3jpuVc

Emma Frey | editor in chief

The drama class will be presenting its spring play, “Crazytown,” Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. 

This play is structured as a local news channel in a wacky small town. It’s a lighthearted comedy with four parts. These include an interrogation, a political debate, a sports scene and an infomercial. 

“I’m really excited to be performing again, we haven’t performed a play in a year and a half. The fun of drama is performing for others, and we weren’t sure we’d even get the chance this year,” drama teacher Brendan Praeger said. “I think every year in the last week I see the kids scrambling to fix scenes they haven’t nailed down yet, and they always manage to pull it together.”

Covid restrictions kept the class from having a traditional play least semester, but precautions are more relaxed this time. “We have seating separated so people will sit in every other row, and the audience is required to wear masks in the building. We also chose not to sell concessions this time. Other than that, the play will run as usual,” Praeger said.

The move to a matinee time, instead of an evening performance, is also new. “Usually the play happens the same day as state journalism, forensics and a make-up date for baseball and softball. It’s less crowded this year,” Praeger said. 

Senior Justice Houston is excited for her final production, after four years in the WHS Drama program.

“I am one of the news anchor leaders with Reagan. I’m excited to play this role with my best friend because it makes it easier and more fun. It kind of sucked not having a fall production this past year or the spring one last semester but I’m excited to get the opportunity to do one last play before I graduate,” Houston said.

“Crazytown” by Jonathan Rand

2 p.m. May 8 in the WHS Auditorium

Tickets $3 students, $5 adults

Cast

Justice Houston

Reagan Kelley

Jayna Keller

Stanley Russo

Austin Henderson

Alex Warner

Jackson Havenstein

Melissa Campbell

Emma Frey

Brooklyn Bayless

Ashley Piper

AJ Grutsch

Richard Wagner

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