EATON — Eaton High School will present “Help! I’m Trapped in a High School,” a comedy by Tim Kelly on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18.
Showings will be 7 p.m. each night at the Eaton Performing Arts Center.
Cost is $5 for school age children and above, with Eaton Senior Citizen Eagle Card holders admitted for free.
According to Director Harold Niehaus, the play features three “Valley Girl” types and a male friend who are transferred to a special high school because of a ’computer mistake.’
The school is Public School Maximum Security, commonly referred to as ’Last Chance High.’ Students assigned there are incorrigible, tough and dangerous. Naturally, the pampered Valley types are horrified and attempt to transfer out. Unhappily (for them) the principal is an egomaniac who runs the place like a penitentiary. No visitors, harsh dress code, no leaving the premises — ever! The staff is ‘el weirdo.’ The dietitian serves nothing but spaghetti loaf and licorice Jell-O. The janitors are London charwomen. The school psychiatrist, Sigmunda Fraud, is victimized by flying insects. Eventually, there’s a riot, breakout and a madcap finale the directcor says will have the audience “howling.”
Cast members include: Ceridwyn Salyers, Mercedes Welcome, Rachel Charles, Brad Kramer, Mackenzie Rutherford, Blake Whitesell, Trinity Eddy, Alisha Rader, Arielle Detton, Colten Shanefelt, Dalila Newkirk, Cole Whitesell, Crystal Dotson, Ashlynn McKee, Josh Hubbard, Brennan Fogle, Katelyn Niehaus, Daphne Durham, Tyler Bogard, Noah Towe, Abby Towe, Andrew Brooks, Isabella Gaydosh-Bruce, Katalina Sizemore, Jenna Wheeler, Haley Lawson, AJ Hewitt, Ross Fogle, Brooke Sizemore, Libby Weimer, and Alexis Owen.
Production staff is Renee’ Piekutowski, Logan Dabney, Cheryl Mellen, Ciara Martin, Madison Cassell, Spencer Hunt, Geneva Marcum, Emily Turner, Belle Richie, Trish Rhea, Olivia McCarty, Christy Cassel, Ella Back, Kendal Barton, Lance Barton, Kylee Phenis, Brianna Ward.
A special thanks goes out to donors of props, materials, help, and expertise: Logan Daphne, Cheryl Mellen, Suzanne Niehaus, Renee’ Piekutowski, Trish Rhea, Eaton MVCTC FFA, Eaton Eagle Engineers 4H Club, and Front Cover Artwork by Rachel Charles.