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MMC High School to stage plays

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Danica Hanson (left) and Karl Letsche (right) rehearse their upcoming roles in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School production of "No Experience Necessary" and "Well Written" to be performed on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Cleghorn School gym. Photo contributed.
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School welcomes the return of its fall play with two one-act plays.

Nine high school students in grades 10-12 will present "No Experience Necessary" and "Well Written" on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2008 at the Cleghorn school gym. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. each night, and tickets are $3 and $5 at the door, with activity tickets being accepted.

"No Experience Necessary" is a short, one-act play following the adventures of Zeus, Apollo and Athena as they audition six candidates for the position of a new god on Mt. Olympus. The six potential deities are a cast of very nutty characters. In the end, the perfect candidate appears, and it is a complete surprise to everyone as to who is the lucky winner!

Characters in this show are Zeus - Hunter Heidesch; Athena -- Brandalynn Buchenan; Apollo -- Karl Letsche; Edith -- Briana Wilberding; Lou Ellen -- Taylor Hohbach; Blanche -- Danica Hanson; Harriet -- Ashley Weber; Clara -- Taryn Godbersen; Alice -- Shelby Perkins;

"Well Written" features a psychologist who helps famous writers overcome their writers' block. His clientele is a wide variety of authors -- Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King -- just to name a few. His assistant tries to keep the nuttier ones at bay, with no success -- somehow they all manage to get past her, especially the nuttiest one of all.

This one is having an identity crisis of colossal proportions.

Unfortunately, she's managed to get in to the doctor while he's in the middle of his own dilemma. The comedy that shakes loose from their problems, as well as bevy of well-know authors throughout history, provides the audience with laughs galore! Featured in this cast are: The Doctor -- Karl Letsche; Christine -- Briana Wilberding; Shakespeare -- Shelby Perkins; Jane Austen -- Brandelynn Buchenan; Anonymous -- Ashley Weber; Ernest Hemingway -- Hunter Heidesch; Stephen King -- Danica Hanson; JK Rowling -- Taryn Godbersen; Danielle Steele -- Taylor Hohbach.

Returning director, Penny Pingrey, said, "This is such a great bunch of young people. I am so glad they asked me back to direct the play here at MMC. I'm really happy to be working with such a talented group of energetic students."

For more information on these productions, contact the MMC High School at 712-376-4171.

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