Fall is for more than Football! Nov. 9, 2021
Mason High School Theatre will be performing it’s Fall Show the next two weeks! THIS Sunday, 11/14 AND Sunday, 11/21 at 5pm AND Wednesday, 11/17 at 7:30 pm. All performances are in the MHS Auditorium. The production, CHEMICAL IMBALANCE, is a darkly comic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In Victorian England, repressed impulses burst their corsets as Dr. Jekyll’s experiments in the nature of evil threaten to reveal the bloody hands beneath the gloves of the British Empire. A fast-paced romp about men and women tightrope walking the line between aristocracy and depravity, and between the twin spectres of good and evil.
Currently, MHS students in theatre are deeply involved in their school work as well as the extracurriculars of band, football, cheerleading, football training and basketball. Most nights of the week are not free for theatre rehearsal or performances, but this company has made it happen! Most preparation has occurred at school, during theatre class, but they have sacrificed a number of weekend hours to build the set and rehearse. The cast and crew of the Fall Show are working on a shoestring of time, but having great fun exploring a new genre. So much learning occurs as the actors gain experience on stage in preparation for the spring One Act Play UIL Competition. Senior, Hannah Bishop, has taken on and assistant directing role, as well as acting, for this production. As a veteran of the program, she has superb insight and natural leadership skills that have helped immensely. Other seniors are Lauren Olson, Will Ince, Cloe Doege, Morgan Menchaca. Juniors are Linden Chapman, Madalynn Del Toro, Taylor Hardin and Abbey Wallace. Sophomores contributing are Mason Hatfield and Rowan Murphy. Walker Ince and Rylan Todd are in their first high school production as Freshmen. A picture in costume will come next week!
Admission will be by donation to pay for costuming, set supplies and publisher royalties. This show’s production needs were an added expense that bit into this year’s budget but well worth the cost. Student confidence grows with every opportunity to perform. Please bring friends to attend one, or more, of the performances to support these dedicated young people AND to enjoy some great entertainment.
“An ingenious two-act farce with a touch of the Grand Guignol…a stimulating horror-farce.” —Talkin’ Broadway. “An evening of exhilarating entertainment…An inventive, original comedy of horrors…” —San Francisco Examiner. “The humor is nonstop, but cannot cover the highly sinister aspects of the plot…” —San Francisco Bay Times.