Mandan News

Second fall play includes everyone interested

The Mandan High School drama department is presenting, “Help, I Am Trapped in a High School,” by Tim Kelly which beginning Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., at the MHS Auditorium.

This is the second year the drama department has put on a second fall play.

Lisa Quintus, English instructor at MHS is helping with the play and said, “Having the second play allows us to build the theater program, because there are many people interested.”

Kelsey Fredricks is a 2005 MHS graduate back to direct the play, she explains, “We are grateful towards the school for providing us the opportunity for a second play.”

“Everyone interested is able to participate in some form,” said Fredricks.

The play “Help, I Am Trapped in a High School,” is a “silly spoof” set in the 1980s.

“I was able to research what it was like in the eighties with the students, things like catch phrases, clothing, cliques.”

“This play is over-the-top and ridiculous at times, but it was fun pushing the students to the extreme,” said Fredricks.

Adam Michal plays the principal at this “high school prison,” and is a senior at MHS. This is his third year performing as a cast member and plans to participate in theater after high school.

The play on Saturday is full of eighties valley girls, punks and preps. Everyone from freshmen to seniors are participating in the play and hope to eventually make a prison break.

The play will also be on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are Tickets are $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for students.

Cast and crew of the play, "Help, I'm Trapped in a High School."

Cast and crew of the play, “Help, I Am Trapped in a High School.”