You had to be there or at least on the way to the event to believe that it could go topsy turvy so fast. Doors unlocked, lasagna ready for the ovens, salad in the ‘frig and servers were ready to hustle. Actors nervously preparing and sponsors focused on the task...oh my goodness!
A squirrel - you have got to be kidding. You are kidding aren’t you?
Well, apparently not! As proved to be the sad tail when a rogue squirrel got in the electrical system of the GWISD cafetorium and derailed the annual National Honor Society One Act Play Dinner Theater.
Certainly it was a frustratingly, disappointed group that left the cancelled event on March 20. Actors and parents alike were nervous that the students needed this opportunity to refine their presentation prior to the next days Zone 1 competition. Not to worry, the troupe dug deep at the event and won the honor of advancing to this week’s district competition in spite of something squirrelly going on.
Well as they say in the theater - “the show must go on” and it did, with this past Sunday’s encore performance of the Graczyk’s play “Livn De Life” under the direction of Lynda Hamlin. The cast and crew earned delighted respect from the audience. They were absolutely charming as a mischievous bunch of woodland critters. Prior to the performance attendees enjoyed a delicious lasagne supper graciously served by the GWHS NHS students with superb leadership by sponsor Glenda Locke and husband Chef Jamie Locke in a well illuminated, cool and comfortable cafetorium. Now if that squirrel story don’t beat all.
Thanks for letting the show go on.
Crickett Boyea Iley