StudProd '09: After large turnout for auditions, the hard work begins
Published: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 12:45am
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5
Location: North Attic Playhouse
Directors and Plays: Hadley Hauser, "Table for Two"; Laura Dripps, "Freaking Isaac Thompson"; Stefanie Senior, "The Feeling is Mutual"; Diana Liu, "Sir, I'm a Bloody Fool"; Katy Metcalf and Charlie Newman, "The One About Mail"
AFTER ONE DAY of auditions and nearly two hours of arguing over massively talented fellow students, the cast list for Student Productions has officially been announced.
The six directors of this year's StudProd gathered at Za's Italian café to cast the show after holding lunch and afterschool auditions on Tuesday.
"We were all very excited that 33 people auditioned," said senior Hadley Hauser, director of "Table for Two," one of the five plays in StudProd '09. "It was especially hard choosing cast members because of this year's massive turnout. There was plenty of feverish scribbling and pensive noodle twirling."
"StudProd" is the nickname for Student Productions, the annual collection of one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Uni students.
Practices began today after school. StudProd will be performed 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 in the North Attic Playhouse.
"I think we'll have a good show come December," said senior Laura Dripps, director of "Freaking Isaac Thompson."
This excitement is echoed by the cast members. As Hauser put it: "I can't wait for our first read-through! I also can't wait to see how our plays will evolve over the next few weeks as each cast member adds their own personal flair to the roles."
STUDPROD 2009: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PLAYS
"Table for Two"
by Hadley Hauser
Take a break and duck into "The Bottomless Cup" diner. Today's special includes a mysteriously single young man, and the women who flavor his life.
"Sir, I am a Bloody Fool"
by Diana Liu
An antisocial young confirmed bachelor is forced to marry in the next six months, but with an uncooperative butler, borderline antagonistic relations with his sole female acquaintance, and a gambling fool for his other childhood "friend," is he or is he not screwed?
"The Feeling is Mutual"
by Stefanie Senior
Sophie and Josh just don't like each other, no matter what their friends say. And they are not going to ask each other to prom. No, they are not. NOT.
"The One About Mail"
by Katy Metcalf and Charlie Newman
Collin and Hazel fall in love at summer camp, but when they attempt to reconnect through the mail, things get a little confused.
"Freaking Isaac Thompson"
by Laura Dripps
Lacey likes Arnold. Arnold likes Lacey. Isaac Thompson likes Lacey. Isaac Thompson's more popular than Arnold. Brandi G. likes the WB. Kristia likes distractions. Nobody likes Teacher.
STUDPROD 2009: BEHIND THE SCENES
- Crew: Grace Anastasio, Katie Cox, Erick Dietz, Andrew Ferguson, Brianna Hajek
- Sound: Francois Dossin
- Lights: Adam Joseph
- Faculty Sponsor: Barbara Ridenour
STUDPROD 2009: CAST MEMBERS
"Table for Two" Written and directed by Hadley Hauser
- Molly: Nora Peterson
- Derek: Ben Zehr
- Erica: Albert Anastasio
- Toby: Matthew Meyer
- Toby's Mother: Katayun Salehi
- Toby's Father: Chris Yoder
"Sir, I am a Bloody Fool" Written and directed by Diana Liu
- Butler: Tianna Pittenger
- Millie: Brittany Scheid
- Harry: Arnav Pamidighantam
- Nathaniel: Jack Gillette
"The Feeling is Mutual" Written and directed by Stefanie Senior
- Sophie: Sian Best
- Josh: Ben Zehr
- Dora: Jenny Cooke
- George: Will Erickson
- Amy: Maia Gersten
- Max: Zack Goldberg
- Principal Wilson: Erick Dietz
- Sarah: Maria Gao
"The One About Mail" Written and directed by Katy Metcalf and Charlie Newman
- Collin: Arnav Pamidighantam
- Hazel: Ella Lubienski
- Elder Hazel: Kat Salehi
- Hazel's Dad: Zack Goldberg
- Collin's Dad: Albert Anastasio
"Freaking Isaac Thompson" Written and directed by Laura Dripps
- Brandi G.: Maria Gao
- Kristia: Anna Gooler
- Little Brother: Matthew Meyer
- Arnold's Mom: Maia Gersten
- Lacey: Nora Peterson
- Arnold: Arch Robison
- Isaac Thompson: Rodney LeNoir
- Teacher: Kahlilah Cooke
- Kristia's Dad: Chris Yoder
- Facebook Friend: Elenita Zamora