Fall Play Wins Acclaim
by Rachel Gorjanc, Staff Writer
Lights, camera, action! After months of preparing, the fall drama
production, Father of the Bride, came to life on November 14th and 15th. The
cast and crew put many hours into preparing for the production and had a flawless
performance to show for it when all was said and done.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Father of the Bride story line, here is the gist of it: Annie Banks, played by senior Kristin Heines, announces to her family that she is engaged. Although Annies father, George Banks, played by sophomore Connor Diemand-Yauman, does not approve of Annies fiancé, he grudgingly makes plans for the wedding. In the process of making wedding preparations, the Banks family runs into many complications, which build up anxiety in Georges life. In a hilarious scene at the grocery store, George releases his frustration and lands in jail. After that incident he calms down and the wedding is pulled off beautifully.
Connor Diemand-Yauaman had an excellent performance, as he had a very good stage presence and great poise. Senior Natalie Reader, who played Mrs. Banks, was also perfect for her role as Annies mother and exerted a very maternal vibe. One of the favorite characters of the production was Franck, the flamboyant wedding planner who was played by junior Dan Butters. Dan brought life and humor to the production. Senior Kim Alley played the piano and sang a solo during the Banks-McKenzie wedding and had a great performance.
The fall production was a great success. Congratulations to the cast and crew who put on a very good show.