Play Preview: Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone

Hi! This is Tucker, Kyle, Jacob, Dev, and Charlie, and we are writing about Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone! This play will be performed this Friday at 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm. Following the Sunday performance will be an ice cream social!

Plot

This is a parody of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone with some parts from The Chamber of Secrets. Sally falls asleep after reading Harry Potter and in her dream she shows up at her first day at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery and Sorceressness. (No not Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, “because satires are completely protected from copyright infringement”.) Along the way she meets Dave and Harmonica. They become best of friends. They also meet some not so nice people such as Ursa and Shiftia Shape. As Sally struggles throughout the school year, she discovers the Censored Stone, a magical rock that grants the user any wish, and finds out that powerful people want to take it. Will Sally succeed? You’ll find out if you go see it! Or just look it up online. Or ask the cast or crew. Speaking of which…

Cast

So the cast are all great actors playing funny-parody characters.

The cast list

Crew and Set

The crew did a pretty good job. While they did have to copy the set from the Upper School play Pippin, I do have to give them credit for building the set in a week.

Stage Lights: Tucker Wolfson, Simon Rasansky
Sound: Kai Davidson
Spotlights: Charlie Szwartz (head), Kyle Brady (assistant)
Running Crew: Magnus Lunn, Adele Goldader, Kokayi Jones, Emily Austwick, Tabby Kingsbury

Director: Julie Gordon
Technical Director: CJ Keller
Service Supervisor: Hank Adamczyk
Prompter: Rosa Mutchnick
Student Assistant Director: Anna Sperans

Interview with Ms. Gordon

We interviewed Ms. Gordon about the play and cast. Ms. Gordon was thrilled about the play and it’s production, claiming that all the actors and actresses are fantastic.

“We are having a great time learning about comedy. The experience is so much fun for all of us as we are learning and growing by putting together this unique production. The playwright actually came to one of the rehearsals and he loved it. It’s an amazing group of student-actors.” -Ms. Gordon

Thanks for reading!

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Charlie Szwartz

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Charlie Szwartz is a writer, editor, and Twitter moderator of The Phoenix Inquirer, Inc. He specializes in coverage of news, sports, food, music, and Top __ lists. His goal is to produce at least 10 articles by the end of the school year. Charlie has been in the newspaper since 2015. He likes music, video games, food, science, and technology.

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Charlie Szwartz
Charlie Szwartz is a writer, editor, and Twitter moderator of The Phoenix Inquirer, Inc. He specializes in coverage of news, sports, food, music, and Top __ lists. His goal is to produce at least 10 articles by the end of the school year. Charlie has been in the newspaper since 2015. He likes music, video games, food, science, and technology.
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