The Stow-Munroe Falls High School Senior Class is ready to put on a show to gather money for their last year in high school as well as giving the audience a good time.
The play, "39 Steps," will be performed by students who are part of the 2017 class. Although it may seem like a serious story-line, the actors portray it in a hilarious mood.
The main character, Richard Hannay, is played by Mitchell Norman. He is accused of the murder of Anabella Schmit, who is played by Allison Thomas, and is running from the police all around England to clear his name. He runs into Professor Jordan, played by Liam Johnson. Jordan is a neonazi, who is trying to release a secret that will potentially destroy Britain's air defense.
"My favorite part of the whole play is the first interaction between Hannay and Jordan," Johnson said.
Robert Putka is the director of the play and makes everything possible for the performers, with the help of 13 actors and actresses and seven stage crew members.
The entire cast practices every day either from 2:30 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Hoping to create a successful play, the seniors dedicate much of their time and efforts.
There are four showings including a preview show, senior citizen show and two regular shows. The preview is Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.; the senior citizen performance is Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m.; and the two evening performances are on Nov. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. There will be a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Nov. 20.
All performances are at the high school located at 3227 Graham Road, Stow. One can purchase tickets on their website at myfot.org or at the door.
Submitted by junior Bayley Patterson, SMFHS Stohion Editor