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Drama Club Modernizes Fables and Tales


Old Stories, Modern Twists

The Drama Club is presenting “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” and “Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables” on December 3, 4 and 5 in the Fine Arts Building at 8 p.m. Zachary Holtz (`18), a returning member of the Drama Club, said that the plays are “going to be fast paced, energetic [and] something lighter.” The plays are of fairytales and fables that have new twists.

going to be fast paced, energetic [and] something lighter. Zachary Holtz (`18)

“Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” combines hundreds of fairytales together. “Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables,” like the name suggests, puts modern twists on Aesop’s stories, like “Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Fox and the Grapes.”

Meet Our Crew

Sean Kelley (`16), Christian Borkey (`16) and Sarah Krakowiak (`16) are among the seniors returning to the cast. Apart from these talents, there are also new freshmen who joined, including Gabriel Gainar (`19) and Quinn L’Esperance (`19). Gainar joined because of two years of previous experience in theater, and he wanted to express himself in his new school. L’Esperance said, “Theater is always something I loved doing, and seeing the cast coming together to do something great is an amazing feeling.”

Mr. Alec Lawlor, Residence Hall Proctor, is in charge of the technical aspects of the play this year. Students taking Tech Theater will be responsible for lighting, sound and props needed for the production. Lawlor is looking forward to meeting students and seeing “who has what talents.”

Tickets will be $5 for students and $8 for adults. Mrs. Gay Janis, Director of Speech and Drama, said, “It’s nice, it’s light, it’s clean, it’s silly, it makes a point, and hopefully it’s just a very pleasant, light evening of entertainment.”

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