Ski resort the setting for STHS drama |

Ski resort the setting for STHS drama

Provided to the Tahoe Daily TribuneA cast of 23 South Tahoe High School students will present "Idiot's Delight" tonight, tomorrow night and Saturday night at the STHS Little Theater. The play, which takes place at a ski resort in Italy just prior to World War II, is full of twists and turns and political symbolism.

When a seemingly unrelated assortment of characters from different places around the world arrive at a ski resort in Italy just prior to World War II, the plot of South Tahoe High School’s latest drama production begins to develop.

“Idiot’s Delight” is an intricate story full of twists and turns and political symbolism. This first drama production of the season features a talented cast of 23. Chris Smith portrays Harry Van, an American entertainer traveling with a group of six blonde dancers. “Les Blondes,” portrayed by Kristen Dore, Brianna Biller, Jacy Gleave, Krissy Rumack, Katie Killebrew and Mary Cocking, provide the comedic moments in the play. Quillery is an outspoken political activist and is portrayed by Matt Ault. Lisa Sarosik portrays Irena, who claims to be a Russian princess. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry, who arrive from England on their honeymoon are played by J.T. Reece and Aleah Maes.

The set was designed by Drake Niven and built with the help of stage technicians Luke Johnston, Michelle Carter, Matt Morrison and Stephanie Dixon.

“We had 95 students audition for our production this year, a record number. A lot of these kids grew up in the summer children’s theater program that Mary Johnson ran. It’s really great working with these young actors and actresses since they are already comfortable being on stage. In addition to ‘Idiot’s Delight,” we will present ‘Charlie’s Aunt” in March and “Annie Get Your Gun” will be our spring musical,” said Liz Niven, director and drama teacher. “We hope the community will come and support the hard work of these young people. They spend hours rehearsing and love performing.”

“Idiot’s Delight” will run Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at the South Tahoe High School Little Theater. The doors open at 6 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 general admission and $5 for seniors and students with an ASB card. They will be available at the door.

The performing arts department is looking for patrons and supporters who might be interested in helping defray the costs of their productions. Anyone interested in offering assistance is asked to call (530) 577-4540.

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