Merrill High School will present its Fall Play on Oct. 24, 25 and 26 at the high school auditorium. Performances start at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens, and $7 for adults.
This year, MHS will present “Fractured” by Eddie McPherson. Get ready to break the fourth wall in this outrageously silly parody. Princess Esmeralda has fallen in love with Lance A. Lot, a mortal from the real world. When the uptight King and Queen learn of their daughter’s affection for this human, they banish him and strip Esmeralda’s helpful fairy godmother of her powers. In the meantime, everyone in the kingdom is stuck in limbo because no one in the real world is reading fairy tales anymore. Cinderella can never have her glass slipper, Jack can never climb his beanstalk, Beauty’s beau will always be a beast… and, well, you get the picture, bleak as it is. Esmeralda must come up with a plan that will somehow bring Lance back, and get everyone else’s stories back on track. That way they all can finally reach their happily ever afters – and perform a magnificent curtain call! Throw in a wizard who loves stealing the spotlight and a line-up of dysfunctional Prince Charmings, and you have the craziest culmination of fractured fairy tale characters in the history of the world.
The cast includes: Laura Grefe – Esmerelda; Jacob Beyer – King; Courtney Pagel – Queen; Grant Woller – First Prince, Prince Timorous; Adam Hoy – Second Prince, Georgie Porgie; David Kleinschmidt – Third Prince; John Traeger – Lance A Lot; Monica Helman – Ciji; Cole Severt – Zelda; Elena Janowiak – Snow White; Bailey Steffen – Beauty; Mikala Hall – Cinderella; Brady Geiss – Jack Bean, Prince Braggart; Ricky Smith – Jack B. Nimble; Noah Duginski – Jack N. Jill, Prince Namby-Pamby; Erin Hoy – Wizard; Kayla Zuleger – First Guard; Michelle Locke – Second Guard; Michelle Tlusty – First Jester; Mckenzie Monroe – Second Jester; Haley Daigle – Dorothy; Haley Arndt – Tin Man; Anna Rasque – First Guest; Faith Wheat – Second Guest; Brooke Bushor – Mama; Mario Garcia – Prince Lewd; Elisabeth Cremer – Mother; Jackson DeJong – Little Boy.