Merrill High School will present “Just Another High School Play” Nov. 2, 3 & 4 in the MHS auditorium at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at Lee’s Piggly Wiggly, Dave’s County Market, the MHS cashier’s office or at the door.
The play revolves around a group of high school actors, who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher and have to fend for themselves on opening night in front of an impatient audience. Their teacher has left them hanging because no one has been showing up for rehearsals and no one is really quite sure what they are supposed to do.
The student assistant director and the stage manager step in, find a box of scripts which they pass out to the cast and try to throw something together. What follows is a rollicking show full of physical comedy, gags and satirical re-writings of many plays from Shakespeare to Albee.
The comedy covers nearly every angle of the typical high school play with a dose of history a
nd improvisation thrown in for good measure.
Cast and Crew
Kamryn Beyer- Offstage actress/Jo/Live stage crew; Aimee Black- Grad student/Teena/3rd Announcer Act 1 Scene 5; Jayda Bushor- Carrie/Beth; Ginessa Cole- Barkeep/Ghost/Live stage crew; Bailey Iwen- Noel/Act 2 Narrator; Maddy Leischer- Stagehand/Melodrama extras/Announcer Act 2 Scene 2/Puppeteer; Brianna Lemanski- Meg/Live stage crew; Izabella Prebeg- Female Thespian/Amy/Emily; Amber Skiff- Stage manager; Emerson Millis- Announcer Act 2 Scenes 3&4/Live stage crew; Gwenyth Wheat- Act 1 Narrator/Juliet; Abe Akey- Announcer Act 1 Scene 1/Marlowe/Craig; Alik Berreth- Male Thespian/Shakespeare/Romeo; Makayla Goetsch- George/Live stage crew; Will Leischer- Hamlet/Logan/Male lead/Male Jo/Scrooge; Brendon Mckinney- Male Meg/Live stage crew; Jacob Schnabl- Tiny Tim/Live stage crew; David Schwark- David Copperfield/Live stage crew; Malachi Sorenson- Tom/Male Beth/Tom Jones; Matt Strebig- Male Amy/Announcer Act 1 Scene 4/Announcer Act 2 Scene 1/LSC; Cailyn Thomas- Live stage crew; Jeremy Thomas- Live stage crew; Mark Thompson- Assistant Director; Kaitlyn Krzanowski- Sound effects; Kaysi Krzanowski- Live stage crew/hair & makeup; Joey Bean- Live stage crew; Eliana Emmer- Live stage crew; Anna Skoviera- Live stage crew/hair & makeup; Maria Wickman- Live stage crew/hair & makeup; Abby Ott- hair & makeup.