HHS students to present ?Curious Savage?

The cast of the Hillsboro High School spring play, ?The Curious Savage? rehearses a scene Thursday during spring break. Seated clockwise around the small table to the far left are characters Jeffrey (freshman Preston Loewen), Han?nah (junior Riley Loewen) and Fairy May (junior Daniele Melton); standing are (from left) Miss Willie (senior Erin Wiebe), Dr. Emmett (senior Abby Kliewer), Mrs. Paddy (senior Oliwia Pytlewska), Titus (senior Chase Mei?singer) and Samuel (freshman Austin Welch); seated in the foreground are (from left) Florence (sophomore Allison Gray); Lily Belle (freshman Madi Sheppard), and the lead character Mrs. Savage (senior Mollie Wiebe). The classic play, written by John Patrick, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. General admission at the door will be $5.Hillsboro High School will be presenting its spring play, ?The Curious Savage,? at 7 p.m. Friday and Satur?day evening in the high school auditorium.

Director Bob Woelk described the play as ?a thinking person?s comedy.?

?It?s less slapstick kind of stuff, which we?ve done the past couple of years,? Woelk said. ?It is humorous if you listen carefully.?

Written by John Patrick, the play centers on the inter?action between step-mother Ethel P. Savage, and the adult children of her recently deceased husband, who was their wealthy father.

?Ethel P. Savage wants to take her share of the money and make a fund in honor of him for people who want to do things they never dared to do before,? Woelk said. ?She wants to basically give the money away, and the step-children want to keep the money.?

The entire performance takes place in one setting: a facility for people with emotional issues, like Mrs. Savage.

?You get the people with emotional problems contrasted with people who are supposed to be sane?the children,? Woelk said. ?In the end, you eventually see the ones who are locked away are more sane than the ones who are out running around. That?s the humor of the thing.?

Instead of selling advance tickets for reserved seating, patrons can see the production by paying the general admission fee of $5 at the door.

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