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The Drowsy Chaperone, a modern play, written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar is Carolina High School's newest production.
The play, debuting in 1998 in Toranto and later hitting Broadway has recieved acclaim and won the Tony Award for best Book and Best Score is now being performed by local High School students this Thursday through Sunday at Carolina Forest High School.
Senior Carter Lowe, who plays Aldolpho, a character hired to break up the marriage of the male and female leads [...]
“This play is so much more than a comedy and I was so excited when I found out we were doing it.”
Lowe, whose career goal is to be a theater professor, describes his particular role as very goofy and very comedic.
Lowe says the role is challenging because the character is so flamboyant, it would be easy to overact.
“I’m going for the truth of the character,” he says.
Lowe says parts of “The Drowsy Chaperone” are hilarious, which also presents a challenge.
“It’s a hilarious play with a hilarious script and it’s hard to keep a straight face and pretend everything that’s making the audience laugh uproariously isn’t funny to you,” he says.
But, don't be fooled by the play being hilarious,
“You do have the comedy side but you also have a serious love relationship, and it’s so much more than a comedy,” says junior Ryan Spraker, who plays the lead, Man in Chair.
To find out more about the play, show times and ticket information, head on over to the great local music-centic site, ListenUpMB.com