Production

Marquette’s fall production is a dual feature

ALTON — Marquette Catholic High School is set to stage two comedies, “Humbletown” and “Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit,” on Oct. 14 and 15 for its Fall Play production.

“The best part of the show is the quick costume changes,” said MCHS senior Edie Tesson. “The worst thing for the actors: the quick costume changes. But that’s what makes the show so fun!”

“Humbletown: The Greatest City in the World” tells the convoluted story of a small Midwestern town as two frustrated narrators – a young girl and a grumpy old man – compete for their version of events to be told.

Could the settlers really buy a baby at the general store? Did the guy from ShamWow industrialize America? Was the city nearly torn apart by facial hair?

It all depends on who is telling the story.

The second production, “Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit”, is a parody of the NBC TV crime drama.

In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters of fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two distinct but equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police, who investigate fairy tale crimes, and the fairy tale district attorneys, who prosecute the authors of fairy tales. . These are their stories.

The play features many familiar characters, including Cinderella, the Big Bad Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin, and the Seven Dwarfs.

“The show is hilarious,” said MCHS manager Lorna Zanders. “The actors crack up at every rehearsal.”

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 on the Ruth Klaus Stage at Marquette Catholic High School. The show lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The fall production is directed by Brett Klaus, assisted by Robert Price, with technical design by Jon Podner.

“It was a thrill to see all the different characters come to life – all the 67s, accents and all,” said MCHS Senior Juliana Barnerd:

Tickets are $5 at the door each night or can be purchased ahead of shows online at www.marquettecatholic.org.