FULTON, NY – Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School proudly present William Gleason’s comic play, The Pink Panther Strikes Again.
Performances are scheduled for October 17 and 18 in the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium.
Curtain time is set for 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.
The world’s most unusual criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, a role originally created by Peter Sellers, fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career.
Paul Dreyfus, once his long-suffering boss, now turned into a raving lunatic, holds the world at bay with the ultimate weapon, the Doomsday Machine.
Dreyfus is out to get Clouseau, the man whose undeserved success has driven him crazy, and he threatens to vaporize continents if the nations of the world don’t deliver Clouseau to him alive or, if at all possible, dead!
Blissfully unaware that the army of deadly assassins is gunning for him, or that the beautiful girl who seeks him out is a Russian agent, Clouseau incredibly stumbles and slips by every attack.
However, the world is running out of time because the increasingly frustrated Dreyfus, doodling with the Doomsday Machine, is running out of patience.
Quirk’s Players’ fall production features a combination of veteran actors as well as new students.
GRB sophomore David Houck stars as Inspector Clouseau while Jeremy Herlowski appears as Paul Dreyfus.
Senior Lexi Abelgore performs the role of Russian spy Olga Berrosiva.
Dr. Fassbender and his daughter, Margot, will be played by seniors Stephen Heywood and Kennedie Coyne, respectively.
Michael Mankiewicz portrays Fassbender’s butler, Jarvis, who shares an important secret with Clouseau.
The remainder of the company perform multiple roles including townspeople, assassins, henchmen and servants.
They include: Olivia Abrams, Victoria Eckhard, Abby Field, Michael Gerth, Markus Harter, Kayleigh Hotaling, Kaitlyn Kinney, Alexandra LaRock, Arthur Lincoln, Angelina Marotta, Caitlyn McAfee, Tim McAfee, Deidre Murphy, Erica Perwitz, Bayley Raponi, Katie Salmonsen, Chris Tertro, Grace Trepasso, Zachary Vaccaro, Brandon Webb and Karina Whitten.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again is under the direction of GRB Theatre Director Tom Briggs.
Rob Lescarbeau serves as assistant director and the production’s set designer.
Costumes are designed by Debbie Ritchey of CNY Costumes.
Production assistants include Thomas Nami and Doreen Forbes.
Assisting with set construction are Dave Garber, Dave Perwitz and Jake Lewin.
Natalie Lewin is supervising props.
“Our students have had a great deal of fun bringing The Pink Panther Strikes Again to life,” Briggs said. “They have worked very hard on comic timing and are sure to make the community proud.”
Quirk’s Players is the student theatre troupe at G. Ray Bodley High School.
Named in memory of William Quirk, a long-time English teacher at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, Quirk’s Players presents two main productions a year and participates in at least one area dramatics festival.
Most recently Quirk’s Players presented the fast-paced farce What The Bellhop Saw and the comic murder mystery musical, Curtains.