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Quirk’s Players to stage ‘Bellhop’ this weekend

FULTON, NY – Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School are placing finishing touches on their fall production, What The Bellhop Saw.

The fast-paced farce by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore will be presented Friday and Saturday in the GRB Auditorium.

What do you get when you combine a large sum of money, an empty hotel suite, a wanted author, a conniving bellhop, a wife from hell and an Iranian terrorist?  You get the hilarious play What The Bellhop Saw. The production will be presented this Friday and Saturday bynQuirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School. Cast members shown here include row one from left: Kaitlyn Kinney, Jeremy Herlowski and Katie Salmonsen. In row two from left: Michael Mankiewicz, Jake Strauss, David Houck, Kennedie Coyne, Brad Crofoot and Grace Trepasso.
What do you get when you combine a large sum of money, an empty hotel suite, a wanted author, a conniving bellhop, a wife from hell and an Iranian terrorist? You get the hilarious play What The Bellhop Saw. The production will be presented this Friday and Saturday bynQuirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School. Cast members shown here include row one from left: Kaitlyn Kinney, Jeremy Herlowski and Katie Salmonsen. In row two from left: Michael Mankiewicz, Jake Strauss, David Houck, Kennedie Coyne, Brad Crofoot and Grace Trepasso.

Curtain time is set for 7:30 both nights and tickets are available at the door.

Set in an expensive New York City hotel room, What The Bellhop Saw features 12 crazy characters, four slamming doors and dozens of laughs.

The story begins when a nice fellow checks into an expensive suite in New York City’s finest hotel, precipitating a fantastic nightmare involving a Salman Rushdie-type author, an Iranian terrorist, a vile wife from hell, a conniving bellboy, an incompetent CIA agent, a nubile celebrity mad maid, a dimwitted secretary, and a little pig-tailed girl.

Appearing in Fulton’s production are GRB Seniors Mark Parry and Brad Crofoot as Wally the Bellhop and Georgie Leach, respectively.

Senior Jake Strauss portrays the hotel manager, Mr. Bickhardt.

Junior Kaitlyn Kinney plays hotel maid Missy and Kennedie Coyne will play Arlene, the “wife from hell.”

The author in hiding, Mr. Fish, will be Michael Mankiewicz.

Quirk’s Players proudly present their fall production, Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s farce What The Bellhop Saw. Pictured here are cast members Michael Mankiewicz, David Houck, Jeremy Herlowski and Brad Crofoot. Though all dressed in bellhop uniforms, they are not all helpful hotel employees. What The Bellhop Saw is under the direction of Tom Briggs and plays this weekend in the GRB Auditorium.
Quirk’s Players proudly present their fall production, Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s farce What The Bellhop Saw. Pictured here are cast members Michael Mankiewicz, David Houck, Jeremy Herlowski and Brad Crofoot. Though all dressed in bellhop uniforms, they are not all helpful hotel employees. What The Bellhop Saw is under the direction of Tom Briggs and plays this weekend in the GRB Auditorium.

Jeremy Herlowski plays Stan Kemrite, the CIA agent who is sent to protect Fish.

Grace Trepasso plays the Georgie’s secretary.

The crazed Iranian terrorist will be portrayed by GRB Freshman David Houck.

Markus Harter will assume the role of the guest next door while Katie Salmonsen will play Little Heidi and Bayley Raponi will play Agent No. 5.

The production is under the direction of Fulton teacher Tom Briggs, theatre director at G. Ray Bodley High School.

Rob Lescarbeau of the GRB English Department is the assistant director and set designer.

Music teacher Thomas Nami is coordinating lights and sound.

Costumes are designed by Debbie Ritchey of CNY Costumes.

As Quirk’s Players present their fall production, What The Bellhop Saw, special recognition will be bestowed upon the senior members of the cast and crew. Following Saturday evening’s performance, Quirk’s Players will recognize those members of the G. Ray Bodley High School Class of 2014 who are a part of this year’s fall production. Shown are GRB seniors Jake Strauss, Brad Crofoot and Jessica Suphan. Absent from photo is Mark Parry.
As Quirk’s Players present their fall production, What The Bellhop Saw, special recognition will be bestowed upon the senior members of the cast and crew. Following Saturday evening’s performance, Quirk’s Players will recognize those members of the G. Ray Bodley High School Class of 2014 who are a part of this year’s fall production. Shown are GRB seniors Jake Strauss, Brad Crofoot and Jessica Suphan. Absent from photo is Mark Parry.

Quirk’s Players is the student theatre troupe at G. Ray Bodley High School.

Named in memory of William Quirk, former English/Drama teacher at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the group presents two main productions a year.

Most recently Quirk’s Players presented the critically acclaimed drama The Laramie Project and the classic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!

What The Bellhop Saw is presented through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.

The production is rated PG-13 for mature humor.