Play On! was presented by special arrangement with Samuel French by the Macon East Academy Drama Club on May 10th. In this comedy, a group of actors are attempting to produce a play while the author continuously revises her script. Each act offers a look at the work that goes into producing a play and the challenges faced by the actors. During the 3rd Act, opening night has finally arrived and everything that can go wrong does. As the final curtain closes, the author attempts to give a speech on modern theater. The cast featured 5 seniors, one of which stated, “That was by far the best thing I have performed on the Knights stage; it was amazing!”
Cast and Crew:
Rachel Sargent: AGGIE MANVILLE – a stage manager and prompter.
Lane Johnson: GERALD “GERRY” DUNBAR – a community theatre director.
Jacob Cannon: HENRY BENISH (“Lord Dudley”)
Savannah Clemens: POLLY BENISH (“Lady Margaret”)
Hannah Grace Johnson: MARLA “SMITTY” SMITH (“Doris the maid”)
Travis Moody: SAUL WATSON (“Doctor Rex Forbes”)
Jonathan Mathis: BILLY CAREWE (“Stephen Sellers”)
Casie Starling: VIOLET IMBRY (“Diana Lassiter”)
Makayla Morris: LOUISE PEARY – a sound-and-lighting-and-scenic technician.
Bailey Dees: PHYLLIS MONTAGUE – a novice playwright in the community.
Sound and Lights: Emily Brooks and Ally Mathews
Backstage: Jaycee Cook-McCollum, Madison Folkes, and Sam Pittenger