Comical Farce “Charley’s Aunt” on FMHS Stage October 11-13
One of the most entertaining and produced comedy farces of all time, “Charley’s Aunt,” will be presented by the Flower Mound High School Theatre Dramatic Paws October 11-13 (Thursday-Saturday).
Curtain for the three performances of “Charley’s Aunt“ is 7:00 p.m. at the FMHS Jack and Donna Clark Auditorium (3411 Peters Colony Road, Flower Mound). Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students, and will be available outside the FMHS main office October 11-12 during lunch hours (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and one hour prior to curtain each night.
“Charley’s Aunt“ follows college undergraduates Jack, played by Emilio Mazur, and Charley, played by Jake Emmett, in their search of a chaperone to oversee a proper visit from their girlfriends. The duo pull classmate Fancourt “Babs” Babberly (Austin Roa) into a scheme to impersonate Charley’s wealthy aunt and supervise the evening with Kitty and Amy. Katie Decker and Alex Giuffreda are cast as the girlfriends for the Thursday and Saturday performances with Morgan Haney and Jamie Woolf filling the roles for the Friday show.
The FMHS Dramatic Paws are joined in presentation of “Charley’s Aunt“ by the Dramatic Technical Paws under the direction of junior stage manager Sydney Gustafson.
The three-act comedy was written by Brandon Thomas and was first staged in England in February 1892. A successful run on Broadway began in 1893 with international tours, continual revivals and adaptations for stage, screen and musicals over the last 120 years. The FMHS presentation of Charley’s Aunt is produced in special arrangement with the Samuel French Play Service.
The performances of “Charley’s Aunt“ are in the middle of the October TOTS-EAT food collection campaign by FMHS International Thespian Society Troupe 6154 with assistance from the McKamy Middle School International Junior Thespian Society Troupe 88787. Theatre patrons are asked to bring full-sized cans of food to the performances which will be collected and donated to Christian Community Action (CCA) food bank as part of the annual ITS nationwide community service initiative. As a bonus, the individual donating the most cans of food at each performance of “Charley’s Aunt“ will receive four tickets to the FMHS Dramatic Paw ‘Prents production of The Hobbit(December 6-7). Individuals will need to donate a minimum of 10 full-sized cans to qualify for the complimentary ticket drawing.
FMHS International Thespian Society Troupe 6154 will conduct a silent auction during each performance of “Charley’s Aunt“. Funds raised will assist the 33 troupe members in attending the Texas State Thespian Festival November 29-December 1 in Houston. A year ago, 29 FMHS students advanced from the state festival to perform and compete at the June 2012 International Thespian Festival.
Information about Flower Mound High School Theater is available online at www.fmhstheatre.com.