The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds (Full Length 2018)

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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a beautiful show written by Paul Zindel, first premiered in 1965. It tells the story of the chaotic home life of Tillie Hunsdorfer, a young girl infatuated with science. Tillie struggles with her bitter mother's constant abuse towards her daughters and their mute elderly boarder Nanny while preparing an experiment on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds for the upcoming science fair.


This was an intimate and brilliant telling of the story, with a gorgeous, somewhat unusual set built into the side of the Blackbox Theater. Although the small cast faced some setbacks after losing many rehearsals due to weather, under the direction of Darin MacFarlane and Grayce Tate, they managed to put on an undeniably successful play. 



Tillie Hundsdorfer --------------------- Johanna Tackitt 
Beatrice Hundsdorfer --------------- Ava Cederlund
Ruth Hundsdorfer -------------------- Abby Chase
Nanny ------------------------------------- Shannon McCarthy
Janice Vickery --------------------------- Emma Greenstine



Manager- Julia Wonkka

Master Carpenter- Will Kelso

Assistant Stage Managers- Abby Chase, Isabel Diamond, Emma Greenstine

Crew- Molly Benttinen, Molly Burgoyne, Brennan Gunster, Liz Montville, Liam O’Sullivan, Sam Shotz



Chair- Sydni Tougas

Assistants- Helene Kertanis, Willy Teare

Crew- Sarah Cosgrove



Chair- Emily Bowler

Assistants- Kelly Alexander, Erin Matthews



Chair- Ellie Murphy

Assistant- Mo Mutkoski

Crew- Alyssa White



Chair- Cal Petit de Mange

Assistant- Veronica Buell

Crew- Molly Benttinen, Ava Cederlund, Bernadette Farmer, Wes Moran, Liam O'Sullivan, Abby Zelvis



Chair- Deb Cleary

Assistant- Shannon McCarthy



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Club advisors:

Darin MacFarlane   -   Jeff MacFarlane   -   Pat Weatherlow

Kathy MacFarlane   -   Suzanne Ducharme   -   Richard Miller

     -   Curated by the Duxbury High School Drama Club   -

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