It’s time for the Senior Play at Westport Central School, and the curtain goes up this Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. This year our talented seniors are performing two short comedies by Ian McWethy: 14 More Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview and Bad Actors Doing Bad Auditions, directed by Paul Mudie and Cathy Brankman.
First, you can test your sanity in an approved academic setting. When the Dean orders two college recruiters to find one more student to fill out next year’s class, they find themselves revisiting the dreaded Wait List. The two recruiters sort through a variety of crazies in hope of finding one sane candidate.
Then you can take crazy to a whole new level of theatricality. A casting director has one day to find the leads for a community theatre production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes extreme method actors, performers who just don’t know what to do with their hands, and one particular woman who may or may not think she is a cat.
The cast is made up of all our favorite people, including Charlotte Staats, Gabe Schrauf, Rachel Abrahamsen, Jack Newberry, Garrett Reynolds, Ashley Quaglietta, Josh Terry, Abbey Cramer, Harry Hudson, and Evan Viens.
You may be looking for a way to recover a semblance of normality afterward, and so you’ll probably want to come relax with a perfect glass of wine and some tasty goodies at the Westport Library Association’s annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction, on Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. There’s lots of great stuff to bid on, too, everything from a summer cottage for a June weekend, to wet suits, to wool rugs, to a delicious quiche brunch for eight people at DaCy Meadow Farm…plus, they’ll be raffling off a beautiful, 14-inch hand-turned wooden bowl by Ken Gadway.
And in this season of Thanksgiving, the folks at the Westport Heritage House have asked me to pass along their thanks to everyone who turned up to help at their recent volunteer work day (and thanks also to Ernie’s Market for providing the muffins).