Congratulations to the cast and crew of A Play With Words, the Mayer Lutheran One Act Play, which took first place at the 4A sub-section competition held at Rockford High School on Saturday, Jan. 27. MLHS achieved the top ranking as they competed against 6 other schools. MLHS now advances to the Section Final at St. Paul Academy on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 AM, where they’ll compete against 5 other schools for the opportunity to perform at the State One Act Play Festival on Feb. 9 at The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul.
Directed by Tim Bode (’76) and written by Bethany Lutheran College theatre professor Peter Bloedel, A Play With Words follows the story of Scribe, a writer who relates his tale of helping Mr. Me, Miss I, and Mr. Myself find their lost “what.” Along the way he encounters Us, a persnickety punster; You, a spouter of spoonerisms; It, a master at malapropisms; They and Them; and Judge Herb of the mixed proverb, among others.
Cast members are Kiya Aurich, Lane Bode, Katie Clark, Johnny Erdmann, Harrison Green, Jack Heinlein, Sophie Heuer, Grace Litzau, Austin Maetzold, Josh Marlatt, Stasia McKinney, Andrew Pehl, Katelyn Shipler, James Switch, Joey Switch, and Alex Telford. Crew members are Mickey Venero and Garrett Tjernagel (sound and lights), and Megan Thomas and Justine Michalk (hair and makeup).