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'Don't Drink the Water' Friday (but eat the spaghetti)

by Olivia
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:20 pm
Grace Kulikowski and Tom Rall fall in love the romantic comedy `Don't Drink the Water.` The production by the Spotlighters drama club of Grand Island High School opened Thursday night and continues Friday and Saturday.  (photo by Larry Austin)
Grace Kulikowski and Tom Rall fall in love the romantic comedy "Don't Drink the Water." The production by the Spotlighters drama club of Grand Island High School opened Thursday night and continues Friday and Saturday. (photo by Larry Austin)

A Saturday matinee performance by the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School  will be a family reunion of sorts.

Spotlighters from the school's history are invited to the 2 p.m. performance of "Don't Drink the Water," this year's show.

The comedy includes Tom Rall Jr. in a lead roll. Rall has been in Spotlighters for two years.

"Everybody knows everybody, so it's not so much that it's an island of people who know each other, it's basically just one big family island," Rall said. "And I guess for people who enjoy Spotlighters, myself included, it's not so much about making friends as it is making a family. No matter what differences you have outside of the world, you get that couple hours when you're rehearsing to come together and have a bunch of people who just love what you love and like to do what you do. You feel together, I guess you could try and say. I just love the unity."

Rall said he enjoys Spotlighters so much he wishes he had joined his freshman and sophomore years.

"At the end of the day, we're all just one big nutty crazy Spotlighters family," Rall said. "And I'm really sad that this is my last year."

The audience can combine dinner and theater on Friday, Nov. 18, as the National Honor Society will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

"Don't Drink the Water"

•Date: Friday, Nov. 18; and Saturday, Nov. 19

•Show time: Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.

•Where: Grand Island High School auditorium, 1100 Ransome Road

•Tickets: At the entrance, or call 284-6358.

•Written by Woody Allen, "Don't Drink the Water," is a comedy that premiered on Broadway 45 years ago, on Nov. 17, 1966. The farce takes place in the American embassy of a country behind the Iron Curtain.

Credits

A production of the Spotlighters drama club of Grand Island High School, directed by Magdalene Kennedy and Christina Podlucky.

Cast

Tom Rall Jr. - Axel Magee

Daniel Konopski - Walter Hollander

Kallan McMillan/Mary Kneer -Marion Hollander

Magdalyn Chauby/Laura Dolan - Kilroy

Shannon Boreali - Ambassador Magee

Michael Giambra - Father Drobney

Grace Kulikowski - Susan Hollander

Ben Smith - Krojack

Kyle Pletcher - Kasnar

Seth Carey - Sultan of Bashir

Kailah Moss - Burns

James Bobak - Chef

Jessica Ackendorf - Sultan's First Wife

Emily Dauphin - Countess

Rebecca Hale, Ashley Fischer  - Waitress

Ensemble

Lauren Shepard, Ryan Falter, Nolan Miles, Beth Wynne, Corey Wilkinson, Ashley Gugino, Zoanne Pittman

Crew

Brandon Barrante, Brianna Farmer, Toneisha Vance, Emma Garten, Emily Sommer, Henry Huang , Alicia Zartman

Sound and Lights

Mark Gorton, Mario Cataffo, Jodi White

Props

Alex Gormady, JuneAnn Chadima

Poster Design

Cindy Wynne, Christina Zytariuk, Ali Price

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