FULTON – Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School are placing finishing touches on their fall production.
The high school theatre troupe will present Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s What The Rabbi Saw this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Bodley High School auditorium.
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.
“What The Rabbi Saw is a fast-paced farce about a doomed wedding,” explained Tom Briggs, theatre director at G. Ray Bodley High School. “The audience quickly learns that both the bride and the groom are keeping secrets from each other and their families. That, plus a gangster from Las Vegas, a tipsy Rabbi who has been dipping into the Manischewitz and disappearing tuxedo pants contribute to a wedding like no other.”
The cast for What The Rabbi Saw features a combination of new and veteran actors.
The cast includes Fulton students Michael Mankiewicz, David Houck, Sarah Fisch, Victoria Eckhard, Erica Perwitz, Tim McAfee, Zach Almeter, Bayley Raponi, Jeremy Herlowski, Brandon Webb and Gina Babcock.
Director Briggs explained that the students are a dedicated group who have been working diligently on this year’s fall production since June.
“They are a hard-working company of actors. They will surely make the community proud,” he said.
For some of the cast members, this year’s fall production is a particular favorite.
GRB Junior Jeremy Herlowski, who plays the pompous and overbearing father of the bride said, “The show overall is an absolute riot. I wish I could see it myself.”
David Houck, who will appear as the wedding’s Best Man, Mitch, explained, “What would be considered to be the worst wedding possible is played out to be hilarious. Each character in the show has traits that most people can relate to, so this is a show about being able to laugh at ourselves and find humor in even the worst situations.”
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.