Students will perform “One of Our Clowns is Missing,” Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 followed by dessert with a free will offering to benefit the school.
By Joe Craig
It has been roughly five weeks since the Perkins County High School drama department began rehearsing “One of Our Clowns is Missing,” a play originally written by Robert Frankel in a full-length version. It was later adapted and condensed by J. W. Patterson.
The play follows a group of circus performers and their antics. They eventually meet a character named Sandy, who is extremely depressed, and help her recover her self-esteem.
This is where this year’s play differs from plays done in the past as it contains both humorous and dramatic elements.
According to Director Dawnell Glunz, “They (students) are people who like to kid around and show off their humor, so I chose a script so they could develop funny zany characters.”
This up-and-coming cast of comedians include: Calla Mailand, Mackenzie Hite, Christian Miyamoto, Elisa Carlson, Brooke Poppe, Ashley Kemling, John Prante, Kye Kurkowski, Erik Hagan, Jeremy Hagan, Krystal Gaar, Kristin Beck, Debbie Dahlkoetter, Quinton Hite, Shania Metcalf, Tanya Metcalf and Ty Summers.
The stage crew are Austin Gaston, Zach Jameson, Candace Lee, Amara Meyer and Jenni Sis.
Their first performance is scheduled for the SPVA conference on Nov. 23, Imperial.
Everyone is invited to a public performance at Perkins County High School is set for Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. There will be dessert served after the performance with a free will offering.
All donations made will support the Perkins County drama department for royalty fees, costumes and set design.