Lyons Township High School annual festival of student-directed, performed plays

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Courtesy Lyons Township High School

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board proudly presents the Donna N. Mavros Student Theatre Festival. This annual festival, originated and developed by LT theatre teacher, Donna Mavros, tenure 1969-2001, encourages and empowers students to choose, develop, direct and craft their own production for performance. The festival honors the work of Mavros for her outstanding contributions to this festival and to the LT Theatre Department. Senior students who have given outstanding service to the Theatre Department are eligible for selection as a festival director. The selected students and their casts and crews receive the full assistance and support of the Theatre Department. The student directors for this year are Mary Katherine (Cashie) Rohaly, senior of Western Springs, Emily Swanson, senior of La Grange Park, Kaitlyn Tedeschi, senior of La Grange, and Jameson (Jamie) Yong, senior of La Grange.

Mary Katherine (Cashie) is directing "Bachelor Holiday" by Alan Ball. Emily Swanson is directing four scenes by Christopher Durang: "Mrs. Sorken," "Wanda's Visit," "DMV Tyrant," and "Funeral Parlor." Kaitlyn Tedeschi is directing "Scrapbook" written by LT 2012 graduate Brendan Blaber, which was originally produced in The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, CA. Jamie Yong is directing two scenes: "The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage" and "Captive Audience" by David Ives.

Performance dates are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday January 17-19, 2013, in the North Campus Reber Center for the Performing Arts,100 S. Brainard Avenue, LaGrange. Admission is free. The theatre opens one half hour before the play begins. Latecomers will not be seated until intermission.

Thursday, January 17
7pm "Scrapbook"
8pm "The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage" and "Captive Audience"

Friday, January 18
7pm The Durang scenes
8pm "Bachelor Holiday"

Saturday, January 19
2pm "Bachelor Holiday"
3pm "Scrapbook"
7pm "The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage" and "Captive Audience"
8pm The Durang scenes

Cast for "Bachelor Holiday"
David Gosz Senior Western Springs
Matt Reynolds Senior LaGrange Park
Collin Thomas Senior Willow Springs

Cast for "Scrapbook"
Chloe Baldwin Senior Western Springs
Monica Donnelly Junior Western Springs
Jack Kunkle Junior LaGrange
Chris Zurowski Junior Western Springs

Cast for The Durang scenes: "Mrs. Sorken," "Wanda's Visit," "DMV Tyrant," and "Funeral Parlor"
Jane Doyle Junior LaGrange
Sean McCrohan Junior LaGrange
Joy Mitchell Senior LaGrange
Becky Valek Junior LaGrange

Cast for "The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage" and "Captive Audience"
Colin Ashburn Junior LaGrange
Joey Bahena Junior LaGrange
Ryan Chilton Junior LaGrange
Kayla Devereux Freshman LaGrange Park
Tess Wisher Senior LaGrange

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board proudly presents the Donna N. Mavros Student Theatre Festival. This annual festival, originated and developed by LT theatre teacher, Donna Mavros, tenure 1969-2001, encourages and empowers students to choose, develop, direct and craft their own production for performance.

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