By: STO Gentry Phillips, Springtown High School, Troupe 1494
Ah yes, fall. The season of pumpkin spice, coldish weather (especially here in Texas), and everyone's favorite autumnal event, fall shows! Theatre students and their directors alike are working hard to make sure the kick off to their show season is one to remember. So, what exactly are the shows that some STO’s are putting on? Let’s find out!
STO Abi Colburn, The Woodlands High School, Troupe 1053
What show are you doing? Play That Goes Wrong.
Who are the authors? Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields.
What is the show about? The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is putting on The Murder At Haversham Manor, but nothing goes quite as planned.
What is your role in this show? I play Annie, the demure stage manager who tries her best to stop things from going wrong, but her efforts never turn out very successful. While fixing technical mishaps, she also steps up to play a role when characters are indisposed.
STO Brenna Kenney, Rouse High School, Troupe 7679
What show are you doing? The Government Inspector.
Who are the authors? Nikolai Gogol.
What is the show about? Set in a small corrupt Russian town in the 1830s, the mayor receives news that a government inspector is incognito and on his way from the capital. The town tries to fix all their foolish mistakes and they shower the inspector with bribes, praise, and love. In this funny and crazy satire, the town realizes that the inspector isn't actually who they originally thought them to be.
What is your role in this show? I play Marya Antonvich, who is the troubled teenage daughter of the mayor and his crazy wife. I hate everyone and everything, until I meet and fall head over heels in love with Ivan Khlestakov.
STO Talya Hammerman, Ridge Point High School, Troupe 7678
What show are you doing? Peter and the StarCatcher.
Who are the authors? Rick Elise.
What is the show about? Peter and the StarCatcher serves as a prequel to the well beloved story Peter Pan and provides backstory to many of the characters.
What is your role in this show? I play Smee, a very comedic and physical character. He disguises himself as Lieutenant Greggors, causes havoc with Captain Black Stache, and overall is an INCREDIBLY fun character to play. He even dresses like a mermaid and plays the ukulele!
What fall shows are you doing?
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