This is a Text (Springfest 2018)

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View all photos from this show on Karen Wong's website 

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This is a Text is a comedy written by Stephen Gregg as a sort of sequel to This is a Test. Much like its predecessor, it tells the story of a student struggling to take a test. In this version, the main character Sophia was unable to study after being distracted by a mysterious text she received the night before. Surrounded by a class of strange characters, a merciless teacher, and a demonic voice screeching in her ear, Sophia tries her best to pass the exam, all the while still consumed by the taunting ring of her phone.

 

Despite the somewhat ordinary classroom set, this production was anything but. Under the direction of Chris Aukerman and Sean O'Connor, the cast brilliantly brought each of their unique characters to life and believably played off of each other with ease. The seemingly effortless onstage interactions might be owed in part to how close this cast grew during the process of this production. By the end of it, the directors couldn't even choose a single recipient for the director's choice award. Instead, they gave it to their whole group collectively, a drama club first. 

 

                                       Cast:

Sophia ------------------------------------------- Ellie Murphy 
Lois ----------------------------------------------- Cal Petit deMange
Rudolph ----------------------------------------- Paul Player
Demonic Test Voice ------------------------- Mo Mutkoski
Chita ---------------------------------------------- Alex Kane

Germy -------------------------------------------- Liam O'Sullivan
Jude ------------------------------------------------ Molly Burgoyne
Kevin ----------------------------------------------- Graham Moitoso
Ms. Brophila ------------------------------------- Charlotte Brill
Mr. Greenpeace -------------------------------- Gabe Michelson

Committee Member #1 ---------------------- Aidan Quilty
Committee Member #2 ---------------------- Johanna Tackitt
Committee Member #3 ---------------------- Reilly Szymczak

 

                                       Crew:
Stage:

Manager- Julia Wonkka

Master Carpenter- Will Kelso

Assistant Stage Managers- Abby Chase, Emma Greenstine

Crew- Molly Benttinen, Molly Burgoyne, Noah Connolly, Brennan Gunster, Sergio Martinez, Liz Montville, Julia Murphy, Maddie O'Brien, Cam Penn, Liam O’Sullivan, Sam Shotz

 

Sound:

Chair- Willy Teare

Assistants- Sarah Cosgrove, Helene Kertanis

 

Lighting:

Chair- Emily Bowler

Assistants- Johanna Tackitt

Crew- Kelly Alexander, Liam O'Sullivan, Erin Matthews, Joshua Wonkka

 

Makeup:

Chair- Dylan Alexander

Crew- Ava Cederlund, Sean Craffey, Molly Guinen, Alex Cane, Lily MacCaulay, Erin Matthews

 

Costumes:

Chair- Veronica Buell

Assistant- Alyssa White

Crew- Lucy Evans, Anthony Lyons, Maddie O'Brien, Jules Reardon, Raegan White

 

Props:

Chair- Shannon McCarthy

Assistant- Jane Ellen Burnham, Julia Ciesleski, Kelsey DeWolf, Lily MacCaulay, Wes Moran, Maddie O'Brien

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Duxbury High School   -   71 Alden Street, Duxbury MA   -   (781) 934-7650

Club advisors:

Darin MacFarlane   -   Jeff MacFarlane   -   Pat Weatherlow

Kathy MacFarlane   -   Suzanne Ducharme   -   Richard Miller

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