The Edison High School Drama Club will soon be taking the stage for several performances in March.
Players will perform a double feature with “The Brute,” a one-act play by Anton Chekov, followed by “The Plot Like Gravy Thickens” by Billy St. John on March 22-23. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with performances set for 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and will be available at the door.
Advisor David Schultz described “The Brute” as a comedy farce that focuses on a widow and her encounter with a creditor from her late husband and pokes fun at men, women and love. “The Plot Like Gravy Thickens” is a comedy and murder mystery that pulls the audience into the story.
“The play has a lot of crowd work and often breaks the fourth wall with the audience, getting them into the makings of the play itself and the mystery contained within,” he added.
The cast of “The Brute” features Cheyanne Coil as Mrs. Popov, Daniel Dwyer as Smirnov and Kyle Martin as Luka. Meanwhile, the players in “The Plot Like Gravy Thickens” include Jamie Barker as Walter/Edward/James, Cheyanne Coil as Allegra Blackwell, Lukas Dawson as Tony Blackwell, Jordan Hughes as Peggy Sue Brumley, Myah Howell as Justine Worthington, Maddie Somerville as Beatrice Worthington, Leila Cable as Debra Worthington, Zac Kuntz for Roy Phillips, Avah Reed as Connie Phillips, Kyle Martin as Lawrence Tate, Chloe Brooks as Mrs. Vickers, Gigi Zimmerman as Edith, Madison Grim as Ina, Javen Gordon as Hollister and Elizabeth Booher, Bella Evans and Hannah Hendrix as maids. Among the crew members for both shows are Celeste Vojvodich as stage manager; Cheyenne Jordan, Destony Crimm and Maiah Christy, assistant stage managers; Kassidy Dillon, lighting director; Riley Stine, Brianna Householder, Alex Fundersol and Trenton Cooley, lighting assistants; Daniel Dwyer, sound director; Zamara Ramos, Maddie Householder and Chloe Brooks, sound assistants; Kat Clancey, props master; and Kira Anderson, Dominic Grim, Vivian Gump, Raelin Crimm, Catelyn Schiffman, Elizabeth Booher, Bella Evans and Hannah Hendrix, props assistants.
Schultz said this was the fifth production since the club was revived in 2019. No other performances are scheduled for this year but a fall production may be planned.