FHS play is full of action and laughs

Special to The State Journal Published:

The Frankfort High School Drama Club raises the curtain on See How They Run, a farce by Philip King, on March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Frankfort High auditorium, 328 Shelby Street. Performances continue on the March 3-4, 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Directed by Karen Hatter, so swift is the action, so involved the situations, and so rib-tickling the plot in this British romp that, at its finish, audiences will be left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race.

Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor (who is now stationed with the U.S. Air Force in England) and actress, portrayed by Sam Crowe and Raquelle Combs, a cockney maid (Anna Murphy) who pops up more often than toast in the morning, a spinster (Amy Whitenack) who becomes a bit squiffy, four men in clergy suits, which presents a significant problem.

Who is the escaped prisoner (Rachel Blackburn)? Who is the sedate Bishop? Which one is Humphrey (Andrew LeMay), the meek man of the cloth who is taking over Sundays service for the vicar (Chris Collins) who is fond of running around in his underwear? Trying to sort out all the black suits is the local sergeant, portrayed by Rachael Wylie. As a special, added treat, the audience will enjoy a guest appearance by FHS alumnus Kyle Flanary, who is playing the Bishop of Lax, Penelopes uncle.

Variety called this a "breathless show, fast tempo, plenty of laughs. Audiences are guaranteed to thoroughly enjoy this romp.

See How They Run is stage managed by Sara Early, who is assisted by Natalie Waddle. Zach Newman and Rheldi Purdy have designed the set. The balance of the technical crew is Kelsey Brown, David Conway, Colby Cowherd, Kenya Cummings, Joslyn Dow, Cameron Durham, Parker Edwards, Rachael Grider, Sarah Harlow, Sam McWilliams, Joe Palmer, Melissa Raine, and Allison Smith.

During intermission the audience will be able to purchase tea and treats.

For further information, call Karen Hatter at 875-8655.

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