It’s opening night!
The Old Rochester High School Drama Club made a triumphant return to the theater in person on Friday, December 3, presenting the award-winning comedy “You Can’t Take it With You” in the OR auditorium to a cheerful theater crowd. amateurs.
This was not only the club’s first live performance since the production of “Elf the Musical” in December 2019, but the first production of OR’s new theater advisor and director, Maxx Domingos.
Domingos said that for the first in-person piece in two years, she thought it would be best to go with something light.
“I think comedy is a great healing tool,” she said. “And after the last two years we’ve had, we could all use some of it.”
Last year, the Drama Club presented two virtual plays: “Spoon River Anthology” in the winter and “MacBeth” in the spring. But the spring 2020 performance of “Guys and Dolls” was canceled at the start of the covid pandemic.
Although Domingo has yet to participate in the school’s drama program during these performances, she said the students were delighted that the guests were returning to the auditorium and would be motivated by the audience to have a good show. .
“It’s awesome [to have people here in person again], “she said.” I think [the students] feel a lot of pressure to be up to the occasion.
“You Can’t Take it With You” was written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart in 1936 and has been one of America’s most popular plays since the 1940s.
The story revolves around an eccentric New York family and touches on themes like young love, career paths, and finances.
Featured in the play are: Corinne Robert as Alice Sycamore, Thomas Berry as Tony Kirby, Tyler Trudeau as Martin Vanderhof, Kathleen Dunn as Penelope Sycamore, Cattarinha Nunes as Essie, Eloise Casi as Rheba, Calder Eaton as Paul Sycamore, Amaya McLeod as Mr De Pinna and Emily Wyman as Ed.
Three other times are available to see the play this weekend: Saturday December 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday December 5 at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $ 10 for students and seniors or $ 12 for regular admission. For more information and ticket reservations, call 508-863-0696.