Coming soon to Rock Creek High School, students will be performing The Clumsy Custard Horror Show by William Gleason on Nov. 20 and 21.
The night will start at 6 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria. Once dinner is over, people will shift over to the commons area and get ready for the play itself to start.
The Clumsy Custard Horror Show is about a princess, played by senior Kitrina Miller, who has come of age and must pick a husband. Two men — the hero of the play, Swashbuck Valpariso, who is played by junior Blake Ruder, and an evil Lord Dacron, who is played by junior Eli Miller, vie for the princess’s heart.
“This play has mistaken identities, hidden motives, knights in armor, damsels in distress,” director Keith Miller said. “It is the silliest and goofiest play I have ever directed.”
Play practice takes place after school and consists of activities, ranging from building props to memorizing lines and steps.
“Practice is going really well,” senior Cassidy Cheever, who plays Alphasia, the princess’s nanny, said. “This year’s [play] is a lot different than our usual production, but it’s good.”
According to the cast, this play features a lot of of silly humor and audience participation for the purpose of keeping the audience engaged and full of anticipation as to what to expect next.
“In the past, we have had pieces that were somewhat funny, but this one tops it with its humor,” Cheever said. “There are some parts I am on stage that I can barely keep it together because the script is just truly out there.”
People are encouraged by the cast to come out to watch the play for several reasons. Not only because the students participating work extremely hard to put on a good show, but this year’s play promises to be different than those in the past with all of its laughs. Also, the spaghetti dinner is rumored to be pretty good.
“People should come out to get a good meal and a good laugh,” Ruder said.
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