South, Carson collaborate on one-act plays

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 7, 2008

By Katie Scarvey
The line in the song may be “Tragedy tomorrow; comedy tonight,” but at Carson High School, you can get serious drama and crazy farce all in one evening of entertainment.
Sarah Drinkard, drama teacher at South Rowan, and Alex Reynolds, drama teacher at Carson, are teaming up with students from both schools to present two one-act plays tonight and tomorrow at Carson High School. Each play is about 40 minutes long.
South’s offering for the collaborative evening is “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a one-act drama by Celeste Raspanti. Since the play is about the Holocaust, it deals with serious themes.
Drinkard directs. Ryan Hopkins and Alannah Wilson serve as assistant directors. Genna Wilson is choreographer, and Camelia Avramescu was the dialect coach. The music was composed by Adam Corriher and is performed by Corriher and Kevin Goodman.
The cast includes Natasha Arhart, Autumn Sather, Adam Corriher, Kevin Goodman, Jeremy Kluttz, Jonny Marquez, Kamara Yoakum and Kurt Corriher.
Following an intermission, Carson students will perform “For Whom the Tinkerbell Tolls,” a comedy by Ray Sheers that is “totally farcical and silly,” Reynolds says.
One glimpse at student Robert Rashawn Hunter’s manly body in a lavender tutu would seem evidence enough of Reynolds’ assessment. Hunter is playing the Grim Reaper รณ who dons the Tinkerbell outfit when he’s informed that his Reaper duds aren’t ready at the dry cleaner’s.
Erin Basinger is stage manager; Chris Beaver is assistant stage manager. Kate Montgomery, Michelle Casper, Katheryn Long and Sarah Heffner are the running crew.
The cast includes Robert Rashawn Hunter, Amber Adams, Leslie Corbett, Scott Beije, Brittany Skye Jones, Christa Casper, Josh Miller, Robby Gianfrancesco, Caitlyn Lineberry, Mckenzie Eury, Kacey Cline, Rob Gay, Josh Burr, Taylor Ligon and Ryan Miles.
The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the Carson auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
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