HANNIBAL – A longstanding tradition at Hannibal High School continued as 30 members of the senior class recently took the stage for this year’s fall production of “The Bachelor King.”
The play, a comedy spoof of several reality TV shows, had the audience laughing throughout the evening as the storyline unfolded.
After the untimely death of King Evian, local hillbilly Yokel assumes the throne and seeks a wife to help him run the kingdom.
In his quest for the perfect partner, Yokel welcomes a handful of different women to vie for his love in a contest, which is an infusion of “The Bachelor,” “American Idol” and “Survivor.”
Throughout the performance, the Lockwood Auditorium was filled with laughter and applause as the audience watched Yokel try to find his soulmate.
According to Hannibal High School Spanish teacher Kelly Smith, who made her directorial debut with the show, the students’ efforts were remarkable.
“I am proud of the students’ helpfulness, initiative, generosity, quality of communication, and, above all, hard work,” she said. “I am impressed with the passion that so many have to carry on this tradition at Hannibal High School. It has been rewarding to say the least!”