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Quirk’s Players to Stage Comedy

FULTON, NY – Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School is proud to announce that it will present the fast-paced farce What The Rabbi Saw this fall.

Performances are scheduled for October 22, 23 and 24 in the Bodley High School auditorium.

Quirk’s Players of Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School will proudly present the fast-paced comic farce What The Rabbi Saw on October 22-24. Cast and crew members seated from left are: Erica Perwitz, Victoria Eckhard, Kayleigh Hotaling and David Houck. Standing from left are: Brandon Webb, Trey LaRock, Michael Mankiewicz and Jeremy Herlowski.
Quirk’s Players of Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School will proudly present the fast-paced comic farce What The Rabbi Saw on October 22-24. Cast and crew members seated from left are: Erica Perwitz, Victoria Eckhard, Kayleigh Hotaling and David Houck. Standing from left are: Brandon Webb, Trey LaRock, Michael Mankiewicz and Jeremy Herlowski.

Curtain time is set for 7:30 each evening.

Tickets will be available at the door.

The production is rated PG-13 for mature humor and situations.

Written by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, What the Rabbi Saw is set in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

It is the day of a wedding and the audience quickly learns that this is a wedding like no other.

Both the groom and the bride are keeping secrets from each other as well as their family members.

Enter a rabbi who has been dipping into Manischewitz which leaves him a little too tipsy to perform the ceremony.

Add a gangster from Las Vegas, a glamorous nightclub singer and disappearing tuxedo pants and the stage is set for countless possibilities.

Adrienne Barbeau (on the east coast) and Eva Longoria (on the west coast) have headed casts of this crazy slapstick farce which takes pre-wedding jitters to nightmare proportions.

Starring in the Bodley High School production are GRB junior Michael Mankiewicz as Walter the groom and freshman Sarah Fisch as his bride, Wendy.

David Houck portrays Walter’s best man, Mitch, while Victoria Eckhard will assume the role of Claudia, Wendy’s sister and maid of honor.

The glamorous singer Lainie Berman will be played by Gina Babcock.

Mr. and Mrs. Kirschenbaum, parents of the bride, will be played by Jeremy Herlowski and Erica Perwitz.

The uptight and easily frustrated wedding planner, Noel, will be Tim McAfee.

The role of the tipsy and comical Rabbi Huchelman will be played by Bodley senior Zach Almeter.

Brandon Webb will appear as the hot-tempered Vinnie, an uninvited guest.

Senior Bayley Raponi is Eddie, the wedding photographer.

Student members of the tech crew include Jenna Coakley, Michael Gerth, Kayleigh Hotaling, Trey LaRock and Ean Stevenson.

Quirk’s Players’ production of What The Rabbi Saw is under the direction of Tom Briggs, theatre director at G. Ray Bodley High School and faculty advisor to Quirk’s Players.

Rob Lescarbeau, an English teacher at Bodley, is the assistant director and will serve as technical director/stage manager.

Production assistants include Thomas Nami, vocal music teacher at G. Ray Bodley, and Doreen Forbes, a fifth grade teacher at Fairgrieve Elementary.

Costumes are being designed by Debbie Ritchey of CNY Costumes.

Karen Procopio will coordinate/design wigs and hair pieces for the production.

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, the organization presents two main productions a year and participates in at least one annual high school drama festival.

Most recently Quirk’s Players presented the fun comic play The Pink Panther Strikes Again and the entertaining Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie last spring.