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September 24, 2018

Do This Tonight: See “Don’t Tell Mother” At G. Ray Bodley HS; See A Photo Gallery


Members of Quirk’s Players from G. Ray Bodley High School are preparing for the curtain to rise on their fall, 2009 production, Don’t Tell Mother!. The fast paced farce will be presented Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th. Curtain time is set for 7:30 pm. each evening in the Bodley High School Auditorium.

Don’t Tell Mother! centers around meek and mild Cinnamon Schmidt, a 35 year old librarian who works in Downtown Chicago at the library’s main branch. Cinnamon is preparing a special dinner at home where she plans to introduce her fiancé to her mother. She forgets about her dinner though when she witnesses a bank robbery that day near work. In the midst of police officers and news reporters investigating the robbery, Cinnamon is able to flee from the bank and return home only to find more trouble. A federal agent is there to investigate illegal gambling and tax evasion while the bank robber is on his way to get Cinnamon after learning of her identity. Cinnamon’s fiancé then telephones to inform her that his demanding over bearing mother will also be joining them for dinner. Nervous, scared and confused, Cinnamon turns to her neighbor and best friend Deedee Malone for help. Cinnamon and Deedee are forced to think quickly as mistaken identities, oysters on the ceiling and an attacking vacuum cleaner threatens to ruin the evening. The madcap chaos creates an unforgettable evening for everyone.

Fulton’s production of Don’t Tell Mother! includes two members of the GRB Class of 2010 in its small cast. Senior Silvie Castelluccio stars as Cinnamon Schmidt while Senior Travis Cowart portrays Hobart Berelzheimer, her boyfriend and fiancé. Castulluccio has appeared in several productions with Quirk’s Players at G. Ray Bodley High School, starting in elementary school when she portrayed an orphan in their production of Annie. Cowart, on the other hand, is joining Quirk’s Players for the first time as he appears in his first production.

“This is always bitter-sweet for us,” explained Tom Briggs, a teacher in the Fulton Schools and theatre director at G. Ray Bodley High School. “It’s wonderful to see how our students grow and mature on stage, but it’s also sad for our group. We are losing two talented students and we’ll miss them after graduation.” Briggs explained that both seniors will be honored after Saturday night’s performance of Don’t Tell Mother!.

Don’t Tell Mother! will be presented through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $6.00 for senior citizens and children 12 and under and will be available at the door. Seating is general admission. For more information, please call 593-5400.

<p>Librarian Cinnamon Schmidt (played by Silvie Castelluccio) is surprised with flowers from her fiance Hobart Berelzheimer (played by Travis Cowart) in a scene from the fast paced farce, Don't Tell Mother!  The production will be presented by Quirk's Players at G. Ray Bodley High School.</p>

Librarian Cinnamon Schmidt (played by Silvie Castelluccio) is surprised with flowers from her fiance Hobart Berelzheimer (played by Travis Cowart) in a scene from the fast paced farce, Don't Tell Mother! The production will be presented by Quirk's Players at G. Ray Bodley High School.

<p>Deedee Malone, portrayed by Fulton Junior Clare Bawarski - left, listens to her best friend Cinnamon Schmidt, played by Silvie Castelluccio - right, who begs for help dealing with a federal agent, a bank robber and an overbearing mother in law to be.  The scene is from Quirk's Players' upcoming produciton of Don't Tell Mother! which will be presented this weekend at G. Ray Bodley High School.</p>

Deedee Malone, portrayed by Fulton Junior Clare Bawarski - left, listens to her best friend Cinnamon Schmidt, played by Silvie Castelluccio - right, who begs for help dealing with a federal agent, a bank robber and an overbearing mother in law to be. The scene is from Quirk's Players' upcoming produciton of Don't Tell Mother! which will be presented this weekend at G. Ray Bodley High School.

<p>Deedee Malone (Clare Bawarski - left) and Sarah Schmidt (Kylee Greenleaf - right) mistake bank robber Orville Maddox for the fiance of their best friend/daughter in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production, Don't Tell Mother!  The farce will be presented Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th in Fulton's G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door. </p>

Deedee Malone (Clare Bawarski - left) and Sarah Schmidt (Kylee Greenleaf - right) mistake bank robber Orville Maddox for the fiance of their best friend/daughter in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production, Don't Tell Mother! The farce will be presented Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th in Fulton's G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.

<p>Fulton Sophomore Nate Hawthorne portrays Federal Investigator Joe Shimko and Junior Morgan Stafford portrays Rikki Tickey, girlfriend to Bank Robber Orville Maddox, in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming fall production, Don't Tell Mother!  The farce will be presented this weekend in the GRB Auditorium and is under the direction of teacher Tom Briggs.</p>

Fulton Sophomore Nate Hawthorne portrays Federal Investigator Joe Shimko and Junior Morgan Stafford portrays Rikki Tickey, girlfriend to Bank Robber Orville Maddox, in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming fall production, Don't Tell Mother! The farce will be presented this weekend in the GRB Auditorium and is under the direction of teacher Tom Briggs.

<p>Federal Investigator Joe Shimko, played by Nate Hawthorne - left, helps Magda Berelzheimer, played by Gwen Gibson - right, by taking her coat.  The domineering and over protective Magda is hoping to meet her son's fiance for a quiet dinner.  She  has no idea that the young lady is wanted for tax evasion by the federal govenrment or that a bank robber is out to get her.  The story unfolds in the farce Don't Tell Mother! this weekend at Bodley High School.</p>

Federal Investigator Joe Shimko, played by Nate Hawthorne - left, helps Magda Berelzheimer, played by Gwen Gibson - right, by taking her coat. The domineering and over protective Magda is hoping to meet her son's fiance for a quiet dinner. She has no idea that the young lady is wanted for tax evasion by the federal govenrment or that a bank robber is out to get her. The story unfolds in the farce Don't Tell Mother! this weekend at Bodley High School.

<p>G. Ray Bodley High School Seniors Travis Cowart and Silvie Castelluccio will be honored by Quirk's Players this weekend following Saturday evening's performance of Don't Tell Mother!  Cowart and Castulluccio appear as Hobart Berelzheimer and Cinnamon Schmidt in the fast paced production.</p>

G. Ray Bodley High School Seniors Travis Cowart and Silvie Castelluccio will be honored by Quirk's Players this weekend following Saturday evening's performance of Don't Tell Mother! Cowart and Castulluccio appear as Hobart Berelzheimer and Cinnamon Schmidt in the fast paced production.

<p>Chaos ensues the Schmidt Household when Hobart Berelzheimer arrives and is mistaken for a bank robber.  Pictured here rehearsing a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production of Don't Tell Mother! are (left to right) Clare Bawarski, Gwen Gibson, Travis Cowart, Nate Hawthorne, Silvie Castelluccio and Kylee Greenleaf.  The farce is under the direction of Tom Briggs and will be presented November 13th and 14th in the Bodley High School Auditorium.</p>

Chaos ensues the Schmidt Household when Hobart Berelzheimer arrives and is mistaken for a bank robber. Pictured here rehearsing a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production of Don't Tell Mother! are (left to right) Clare Bawarski, Gwen Gibson, Travis Cowart, Nate Hawthorne, Silvie Castelluccio and Kylee Greenleaf. The farce is under the direction of Tom Briggs and will be presented November 13th and 14th in the Bodley High School Auditorium.

<p>Bank Robber Orville Maddox commands the scene as he tries to gather information and find the woman who can identify him as the man who robbed the First National Bank in Chicago.  The scene is from Monk Ferris' farce Don't Tell Mother!, which will be presented this weekend at G. Ray Bodley High School.  Shown here are Fulton Students (l to r):  Alex Bawarski, Clare Bawarski, Gwen Gibson, Nate Hwthorne, Travis Cowart, Kylee Greenleaf and Silvie Castelluccio.   </p>

Bank Robber Orville Maddox commands the scene as he tries to gather information and find the woman who can identify him as the man who robbed the First National Bank in Chicago. The scene is from Monk Ferris' farce Don't Tell Mother!, which will be presented this weekend at G. Ray Bodley High School. Shown here are Fulton Students (l to r): Alex Bawarski, Clare Bawarski, Gwen Gibson, Nate Hwthorne, Travis Cowart, Kylee Greenleaf and Silvie Castelluccio.

<p>Bank Robber Orville Maddox (Alex Bawarski - left) has his girlfriend Rikki Tickey (Morgan Stafford - second from left) tie up those people visiting the Schmidt Apartment in suburban Chicago so that the duo can make a fast escape.  The witnesses have been tied together with ribbon so that they can't call the authorities.  Shown here in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production of Don't Tell Mother! with Bawarski and Stafford are Silvie Castelluccio, Nathan Hawthorne, Clare Bawarski, Kylee Greenleaf, Travis Cowart and Gwen Gibson.  The produciton will be presented this weekend at GRB High School.  Tickets are available at the door.</p>

Bank Robber Orville Maddox (Alex Bawarski - left) has his girlfriend Rikki Tickey (Morgan Stafford - second from left) tie up those people visiting the Schmidt Apartment in suburban Chicago so that the duo can make a fast escape. The witnesses have been tied together with ribbon so that they can't call the authorities. Shown here in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production of Don't Tell Mother! with Bawarski and Stafford are Silvie Castelluccio, Nathan Hawthorne, Clare Bawarski, Kylee Greenleaf, Travis Cowart and Gwen Gibson. The produciton will be presented this weekend at GRB High School. Tickets are available at the door.

<p>Quiet and self conscious Hobart Berelzheimer is angered beyond belief by bank robber Orville Maddox, and tries to punch him even though he is tied up to others in the room.  The fight is a comic moment in the farce Don't Tell Mother! which will be presented by Quirk's Players of Fulton's G. Ray Bodley High School on November 13th and 14th.  Performances will be staged in the Bodley HS Auditorium.</p>

Quiet and self conscious Hobart Berelzheimer is angered beyond belief by bank robber Orville Maddox, and tries to punch him even though he is tied up to others in the room. The fight is a comic moment in the farce Don't Tell Mother! which will be presented by Quirk's Players of Fulton's G. Ray Bodley High School on November 13th and 14th. Performances will be staged in the Bodley HS Auditorium.

<p>Caught in an embarassing moment, federal investigator Joe Shimko (played by Nate Hawthorne - left), shoe salesman Hobart Berelzheimer (portrayed by Travis Cowart - middle) and bank robber Orville Maddox (Alex Bawarski - right) have been outsmarted by gunmoll Rikki Tickey (Morgan Stafford) in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production, Don't Tell Mother!  The fast paced farce begins the 2009-2010 theatre season at G. Ray Bodley High School and will be presented Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th.  </p>

Caught in an embarassing moment, federal investigator Joe Shimko (played by Nate Hawthorne - left), shoe salesman Hobart Berelzheimer (portrayed by Travis Cowart - middle) and bank robber Orville Maddox (Alex Bawarski - right) have been outsmarted by gunmoll Rikki Tickey (Morgan Stafford) in a scene from Quirk's Players' upcoming production, Don't Tell Mother! The fast paced farce begins the 2009-2010 theatre season at G. Ray Bodley High School and will be presented Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th.

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