Students' Theatre at The Highwood Theatre presents:

April 22 - April 23, 2016

Written and Performed by Highwood's Home School Production Company

Directed by Kelsey Murphy



The Home School Production Company

When this class began in the fall, two things were clear on day one: one, these students had an affinity for creating characters and improvisation, and two, they had a natural and instant connection with each other. We wanted to use these elements to our advantage as we created our play.

And Behold! Lights, Frenemies, Action was born. A tale of friendship between colorful characters as they fight, prank each other, and audition for the roles of a lifetime. The task was difficult but these girls rose to the challenge of creating an original work of theatre. Everything you will see tonight, from the script to the set to the costumes, was created from their ideas and creativity. I cannot thank the students, staff and parents enough for all their hard work and talents that went into this production. 
 
Now, sit back and laugh out loud as these hijinks unfold. Enjoy the show!

 
Kelsey

THE CAST

(in alphabetical order)

Stevie: Chloe Farber


Riley: Olivia Gillette


Mykie: Abby Humphrey


Allyson: Kadria Sadr


Willow: Rachel Sparks


Jillian: Petrina Steimel


Pierre: Toly Yarup

Chloe Farber (Stevie) is a 5th grade homeschool student. This is her fifth show at Highwood, having previously been seen as Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, Beatrice in Owls, and Sally in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. She writes a newspaper for her neighborhood, The Downtown News. She also does kung fu and plays drums. She likes to play lacrosse and make art. “I hope you like my part!”

​​​​Supporter
Anonymous (6)
The Adelfio Family
The Barker Family
The Callahan Family
Linda and John Corkery
Linda Cartwright and John Dineen
Arlene Donovan
Wendy Dorman
Joyce Dorris
The Emerson Family
David Glietz
​​Pauline Sobel and Larry Gondelman
The Greene Family
Barbara and Scott Harris
Robert and Phyllis Hoffman
​Bryan and Jenny Kearney
​Mike and Pam Kearney
Joseph and Bonny Krenz
Susanne and Richard Leach
Bill and Beth Loizeaux
Amy Duroska and Richard Leidl in honor of the younger generation
Colleen Meiman
Mosquito Squad
Alfred Pate
Liz Russomanno
John and Rosemary Ryan
The Shusterman Family
Sligo Cafe
Barbara, Larry, and Ben Stone
Ginger South
Thomas and Lauren Van Wazer
​Patron
Anonymous (1)
Pascale, Liz, and Cornelius Bronder
Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Intuit Quickbooks
Bill and Doris Loehning
Rochelle and Eric Mayer

Abby Humphrey

Olivia Gillette

Petrina Steimel (Jillian) is a 4th grade homeschool student. This is her first show at HIghwood! She plays piano, can write in Latin and speaks ____ languages. She likes to sleep and read. An interesting fact about her is that she likes___  flavored jelly beans. “People should live on corn bread and baked beans”

Director's Note

HIGHWOOD'S SUPPORTERS
The Highwood Theatre Would Like To Extend A Special Thanks To Those Who Have Contributed More Than $100 Since August 2013

Chloe Farber

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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​The Highwood Theatre depends on you to help us expand our participant base and our programs.  We really appreciate everything that you do!​

Cast Bios:

THE CREW
Director
: Kelsey Murphy


Vocal Coach: Allie O'Donnell 


Costume Design: Tip Letsche and Erika Sparks


Set Design: Home School Production Company


Lighting Design: Simon Ellerbe


Sound Design: Orion Stekoll


Light and Sound Board Operator: Simon Ellerbe







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Rachel Sparks

Olivia Gilette (Riley)  is a 6th grade homeschool student. This is her first show at Highwood! She has previously performed in Macbeth and the Tempest and rock climbs. She likes to sing and act. An interesting fact about her is that she likes to pull pranks on people. “I hope you are all cats!”

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Kadria Sadr (Allyson) is a 5th grade homeschool student. This is her first show at Highwood! She likes to sing and do funny random dances. An interesting fact about her is that she likes to draw clothing. “Chocolate is delicious!”

​SPECIAL THANKS


The Highwood Theatre wishes to extend a very special thanks to the following people who have contributed extra time and energy to this production:
Toly Yarup, Matthew Nicola, Sarah Scott, Orion Stekoll, Kelsey Murphy,  Montgomery College, 

Erika Sparks, Tip Letsche, James Kearney


A special shout out to our neighbor, Roadhouse Oldies, for their support!

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Petrina Stiemel

Kadria Sadr

Lights, Frenemies, Action

Rachel Sparks (Willow) is a 7th grade homeschool student. This is her eleventh show at Highwood. She was previously seen as Fraulein Schneider in ‘67 Cabaret,  Amy/Sarah in Company, and Prudy in Hairspray. She has done May Revels with Washington Revels, played 2nd witch in Macbeth and was Lucy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She likes to dance and act. An interesting fact about her is that she loves potatoes too much. “I have an unhealthy obsession with anime.”

​Patron (cont.)
Susan Mann
The Moorehead Family
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
Kay and Gary Stevens
Pat and Bob Wittie​

Sustainer
Harold Bucholtz
Jayne Letsche
Jim and Sharon Lowe
The Middleton Family
Kenneth and Linda Nicola
Matthew Nicola

Rick and Joanne Rome
The Starr Family
Richard Stroup
Missi Tessier​

​Partner
Robert N. Alfandre Foundation
Val Cummings
The Halbreiner Family in memory of Robert N. Alfandre
Doris Kearney in memory of Col. W. M. Kearney
Wittie, Letsche, & Waldo LLP

Sponsor
United Way of the National Capital Region
Kevin Kearney
Production Sponsor
Karla Letsche
James Kearney
Dave Weadon
The William and Karen Tell Foundation

Season Sponsor
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Abby Humphrey (Mykie) is a 6th grade homeschool student at Collier Academy. This is her first show at Highwood! She does pottery, rock climbs and does cheerleading for four years. She likes to pet cats and play with friends online. An interesting fact about her is that she is actually a chair. “This may be funny. Or not.”

Don't miss the show that all the tabloids are talking about! This brand new play tells the story of movie star best friends vying for the lead roles in the next big franchise. Their friendship is put to the test through pranks, hijinks and killer dance moves as they compete against each other. Will they be able to put their friendship above all or will their ambition make them frenemies for life?