MCS Scitamard Society to present "The Women"
Margaretville — The MCS Scitamard Society will present “The Women” by Clare Booth Luce this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, in the newly refurbished school auditorium at Margaretville Central School.
The comedy, written in 1936, will be presented at 7 p.m. both evenings. The show, which first opened on Broadway and ran for 657 performances, was a feature film in 1939 starring Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. It was also seen in a more recent remake this fall with Meg Ryan, Annette Benning and Debra Messing.
The Margaretville production features 14 student actors (seven of them making their stage debuts) supported by a student crew of five.
Among the young performers are MCS senior class members Holly MacDonald as Mary Haines, Kailee Atkin as Crystal Allen, Kory Ancona as Edith Potter, and Jon Lee in several roles hopefully equal to this audience favorites comedic gifts. Junior class members performing include Michelle O’Reilly as Sylvia Fowler, and, making their stage debuts, Erica Faulkner as Miriam Aarons, Angelica Puglisi-DeLuca as Miss Watts, Amanda Drizis as Nancy Blake and Taylor McVitty as the Countess DeLage. Sophomore talents involved in this endeavor include Matthew Gray in a crucial supporting role and Katie Rosa as Peggy Day.
Scitamard newcomer actors are freshman class members Erin Filupeit, Sara Hagakore, and Genesis Quinones. Crew on the production includes ’09 class member C.J. Wright, junior Brian Faulkner, sophomore Travis Roberts and newcomer and class of 2012 member Peter Cella with longtime Scitamard stalwart Caitlyn Roberts, a senior, stepping out of the spotlight to work crew for the first time. Junior class member Garrett Fairbairn has been the assistant director for the show.
Adult mentors for the production are director Marjorie Miller, who will be assisted on the technical side by longtime Scitamard supporter Ado Ploutz.
Special furnishings for the show have been provided by Jane Wahrburg at Dancing Bear Auctions.
Tickets for both performances are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students in grades 5 through12. Admission for all other children is free.
Also worth noting is that the school auditorium has had many improvements since Scitamard’s spring show, including new auditorium seating replacing the bleachers as well as a third row of stage lights, all new light board and electrical workings, and a newly sanded and stained stage floor.