River Valley Spring Play
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Photos by Ron Flewelling
On March 26 and 27, the RV Speech and Drama Club of River Valley High School presented the comic play "Wild Pink."
The play opens on the farm of Jebediah (portaryed by Casey Herron) and his sons Robert, Victor and Patrick (Andrew Volkert, Samuel Lundt and Dylan Dalton.)
In the first minutes of the production, Jebediah reveals to his sons that their long-lost Aunt Mildred has announced that she plans on leaving her many millions to her sister's offspring.
In fact, she has invited them to her estate for a visit so she can reassure herself that they are worthy to inherit her millions.
This comes as fantastic news to the boys until Jebediah also reveals that not only is their aunt under the mistaken impression that the three are girls, but that she intensely dislikes boys as well.
To obtain their fair share of the action, the boys are going to have to do some serious scheming. The brothers make the decision that if their dear old Aunt Millie was expecting three nieces, by golly, that's just what the old gal would get.
The three do some cross-gendering sleight-of-hand and arrive at their aunt's mansion disguised as "Roberta," "Victoria" and "Patricia."
And then , as they say, hilarity ensues...
Three brothers (Andrew Volkert, Samuel Lundt and Dylan Dalton)don girlish guises to corral an inheritance from a rich aunt in 'Wild Pink.' Togged out as their own sisters, the boys are proof of the old adage: "Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone."
Such beautiful children?
Seemingly under the belief that her three nephews are girls, Aunt Millie (Devon King) greets her conniving "nieces" Roberta (Andrew Volkert,) Victoria (Samuel Lundt) and Patricia (Dylan Dalton) upon their arrival at her estate. It's all part of the fun in RV's spring production Wild Pink.
Wild Pink personnel -
Many of the oddball characters found in RV's comedy production of Wild Pink aren't really quite what they seem to be...including Dennis the butler (Blane Cullen) and the mysterious reporter Scarlett (Jessica Fundermann).
Facial fears -
Pseudo-sisters Roberta (Andrew Volkert,) Victoria (Samuel Lundt) and Patricia (Dylan Dalton) encounter a bumpy road as they endeavor to convince their Aunt Millie that they are indeed females. One of the hurtles they run headlong into are full facials complete with waxing from beauticians Lesley (Sami Deeds) and Lacey (Emily Ray.) It's just one of the many hilarious scenes found in the RV production "Wild Pink."