Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1983

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Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL) online yearbook collection, 1983 Edition, Page 77 of 248
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Rocky’s dream Drama club presents Shakespearian production. "Quiet .. Turn one quarter left ... Try that again . .. Don't forget who he is ... Be sarcastic . .. Where am I supposed to go? ... Get your costume . .. Can we try that again? . .. Are you sure they will all fit in the basket? ... Who is supposed to move the bench? ..." was heard echoing from the little theater area during rehearsal. Rehearsals for ’Such Stuff Dreams Are Made On: A Shakespeare Collage" were held foru nights a week, sometimes five if the group felt they needed it. During the final week of practice, the actors and actresses put in double duty practicing about eight times. Not only did the Drama Club present the play to the general public, they put on a special performance for all English classes wishing to see it. The eight thespians presenting the play were Larry Harrison. Sue Lubben, Robert Manes, Shawn Mlekush, Jenny Oestreich. Brad Sweeney, Andrea Van Hook and Marcia Zessar. White shirts and black tights were the basic costume while additional accessories for each scene were packed away in a wicker basket. Costumes were loaned from the Genisius Guild. Eight pieces of set appeared on stage — three platforms, two benches, two cylinders and the w icker basket. Satin banners decorated the background. Other members of the Drama Club assisted Mrs. Gcndc: Ann Townsend, assistant director and Steve Hudson, lights. "Such Stuff Dreams Arc Made On: A Shakespeare Collage" was a mixture of cuts from Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Midsummer-Nights Dream and Othello. Even though the blocking of lines and movements of the cast fell slightly behind schedule, the play was presented trouble free. The spring musical, "Pajama Game,” required efforts of the thespains, chorus, ad musical departments at Rocky. It completed a year of widely varied play productions. Playing I he part of Cleopatra. Sue Lubben it escorted off the platform by-Larry Harrison and Robert Manes. Drama Club 75

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Cast members strike a characteristic pose from Shakespeare's play. FRONT ROW Robert Manes. Andi Van Hook SECOND ROW Jenny Oestreich. Larry Harrison. Shawn Mlekush. Brad Sweeney HACK ROW Marcia Zessar. Sue Luhhcn hatching with a director’s eye. Mrs. Gende obserses the rehearsal, ready to offer ads ice. Assisting Mrs. Gende with directing. Ann Townsend offers assistance to Marcia Zessar. ?2 Drama Club



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Rewarding — Drama students participate in all aspects of play production. Ann Townsend, a member of the cast, stated "Preparing for the play was worth all the trouble when 1 heard the applause from the audience.” "The students worked hard putting the play together," commented Mrs. Gendc, director of the play. "One obstacle in producing the play was Larry Harrison. being the lead character, had to manipulate the wheelchair around the small area of the little theater stage." Not only did the members perform, but they assisted the sixth hour play Production Class in making scenery. Members also helped Mrs. Gende with other aspects of the play: Sue Lubben. assistant director; Mary Ncssler, Publicity; Mar-Ice Ncderbrock, Props; John Schweska, Lights; and Terri Smith, Sound. After weeks of memorizing lines and long practices, the Drama Club presented The Man Who Cimc To Dinner, a Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy. Sheridcn Whiteside, critic, lecturer and radio orater was portrayed by Larry Harrison. He took over the Stanley home after falling and supposedly-breaking his hip on the steps of their home. He caused havoc within the house and with the people, and he filled the house with strange objects such as a "Roach City", an octopus, four penguins and an Egyptian mummy case. Mr. Whiteside is told by Doctor Bradley (Steve Hudson) that his hip wasn't broken in the fall. At the end of the play, Mr. Stanley gives Mr. Whiteside 15 minutes to clear out or he would be removed. As Mr. Whiteside stepped out on the steps, he fell again. The final action has Dr. Bradley and Bert Jefferson (Brad Sweeney) putting Mr. White-side back into the wheelchair. Line are an important part of the and Bert Jefferson (Brad Sueenes) pUy. Maggie Cutler ( Andi Van Hook contrihutc v. ith a life like »on e r j i,,n DRAMA CLUB • FRONT ROU Ann Townsend SECOKD ROW Kathy Thompson, Nancy Thonn. Andi Van Hook. Mary Edward . Mary Nessler, Zarina Adam . Laura Stuart. Kristi Kuhn. Mary Beth Thorn . Jenny Oes-treich. Shawn Mlekush, Dean Bank . Mara Doughty THIRD R() X Tiffany Hocker. Pam Hurt. Candi Hcin c. Ann DcPew. Kn ta Nelson. Barb Eagle. Tracy Blanckc. Sue Luhhcn, Marcia Zessar. Marlee Ncdcrhrock. Terri Smith. Ste e Hudson. Tad Nicman RACK ROW Dehhie Krause. Chris Owen. Rhonda Forbes, Denise Vl'ieder-kehr. Ann Banks, Robert Manes. Jerry Lindholmc. Doug Fitrsimmon . Marta Li da . Troy DcFrane, Tiffany Collins, Michelle Kniille. Stacey Yahc, Brain Bobb. Jane Coogan. Phillip Este 14 Drama Club

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