Fort Scott High School Thespian Troupe #7365 presents the full-length comedy The Monologue Show (from Hell) by Don Zolidis.
Performances are Nov. 18, 19, and 21 at 7 p.m. at the FSHS Auditorium.
Playscripts describes the play this way, “It took this drama class three long months to prepare for their monologue show . . . but barely a minute to throw all their plans out the window. From the couple staging their real-life break-up to the garden-gnome thief confessing his crimes, everything that can go wrong will in this collection of hilarious tall tales.”
Fifteen students from freshman to seniors play a variety of zany characters. Another ten FSHS students are involved in all technical aspects of the play ranging from lighting design to stage management.
Show Director Angie Bin chose this year’s play for a number of reasons, “We decided to switch the traditional fall musical to the spring and move the play to the fall with all of the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. This play has allowed me to rehearse one on one with students for less group interaction and has given us the opportunity to rehearse virtually as needed. We also have the ability to record and project students who may have to be quarantined, although we have had to push the original show dates back a week due to quarantine restrictions.”
This year’s performance allows the FSHS Drama Department to utilize online ticketing for the first time ever with built-in social distancing as reserved seats are assigned. Adult tickets are $7 and students and children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at fortscotthighschooltheatre.ludus.com or at the door. Any audience member who purchased tickets for the original show dates will be contacted via e-mail for exchanges or refunds.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for performances. Masks and social distancing are required in USD 234 schools.
There is also an online streamed performance of the show available for $7.