This weekend, Olympia High School drama will be performing the well-known comedy, The Man Who Came to Dinner; performances will be in the OHS auditorium.
Performances will be on Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm, Friday, May 4 at 7 pm, and Saturday, May 5 at 7 pm. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 pm.
The Man Who Came to Dinner was written by George Kaufman and Moss Hart. The show debuted originally in 1939 and ran for 3 years in New York. This show is said to be one of the funniest shows to have ever been written and performed.
The cast features Austin Meredith, Hannah Birkey, Ethan Schopp, Matthew Nelson, Grace Melick, Annilese Marsiglio, Emma Kindred, Zachary Manahan, Ester Birkey, Jasmine Anderson, and Kristen Schuette.
Mrs. Wendy Wade, director of the production, said, “ I chose this show because it is a very funny comedy that a lot of people will have heard of.”
The show revolves around New York radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, who slips on the icy steps of the house of the Stanleys and insists on living in their home until he is heals from his injured hip. The self-centered celebrity soon starts to control those of the household and the people who visit him.
Sophomore, Austin Meredith, is playing to role Whiteside and said, “ I enjoy playing the role [Whiteside] a lot. I think it’s funny how he just insults everyone.”