It’s that time of year again, March Madness and theatrical events at JHS!
Long ago…in a galaxy far, far away…there lived a tale…of Epic Proportions. The Jenkins High School Theatre Department proudly presents Larry Coen and David Crane’s Epic Proportions comedy.
Set in the 1930s, Epic Proportions tells the story of two brothers, Benny (Sam Cobb) and Phil (Russell Smith), who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the huge Biblical epic Exeunt Omnes. Things move very quickly in this riotous comedy and before you know it, Phil is directing the movie, and Benny starring in it. To complicate matters further, they both fall in love with Louise Goldman (Naomi Miller), the assistant director in charge of extras. Along the way there are gladiator fights, the Ten Plagues, and a basket full of laughs.
This production is directed by Cindy Hogan, Charlotte Alby, and Richy Lainson, and Stage Managed by Aliesha Autrey.
JHS is proud to present Larry Shue’s 1985 comedy The Foreigner.
The Foreigner takes place in a rural Georgian fishing lodge run by sweet old Betty Meeks (Clara Hogan). Froggy LeSeuer (Kiel Sells), a British demolition expert and frequent customer of Betty’s, is running training sessions at a nearby army base and has brought a civilian – the pathologically shy Charlie Baker (Zack Schneider), who is paralyzed with fear at the thought of speaking with strangers – with him. Froggy “fixes” everything for his friend though, telling all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic country and doesn’t speak a word of English. With Froggy gone, the fun really begins as Charlie overhears more than he should – the plans of the evil, two-faced Reverend David Marshall Lee (Boe Smith) and his redneck associate Owen (Michael Barone); the fact that Catherine (Megan Rowe), the minister’s pretty fianceé and daft Ellard’s (Eric Stevens) sister, is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word of what is being said. What he does understand fuels the non-stop hilarity of the play, and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
This production is directed by Janet McLaughlin and Stage Managed by Megan Jensen.
Epic Proportions will be showing in the Jenkins High School Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm, Friday, March 9 at 5 pm, and Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm.
The Foreigner will be performed on Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm, Friday, March 9, at 7pm, and Saturday, March 10, at 7pm. Tickets are $7 at the door, $5 dollars at Akers, Valley Drug, The Independent, and the JHS office.
Tickets are $7 at the door, $5 at Akers, Valley Drug, The Independent, and the JHS office.
Special deal, Friday only! Double feature! Buy a special ticket for both plays for $7.50. Available only at the JHS office!
Jenkins High School is proud to announce that it’s time for the annual Dance Concert featuring dances choreographed by Richy Lainson, Leigh McLaughlin, Janessa Rindlisbacher, Lindsie Schlafman, Atasha Edwards, and the JHS Dance class.
Performances will be on Tuesday March 13 at 12:40 PM, Wednesday March 14 at 12:40 PM, Thursday March 16 at 12:40 PM and 7:00 PM in the JHS cafeteria.
All performances are open and welcome to the public. The cost is free but donations will be accepted during the 7:00 performance on Thursday. Please come and support your school and community.
In This Photo: The cast of Epic Proportions directed by Cindy Hogan, Charlotte Alby and Richy Lainson.