FHS drama troupe to present ‘They Came from Somewhere’
Published 10:19 am Wednesday, February 4, 2015
What happens when people of two different universes meet? Hopefully, lots of laughs and maybe a few lessons.
That’s what audiences can expect this week when they see William Gleason’s “They Came from Somewhere” at Franklin High School.
Teeny-tiny Latigo, Texas, becomes the site of a close encounter of the fifth kind — between humans and aliens — very soon after a meteor zips overhead and lands nearby. Creatures never before seen by the townsfolk arrive. Will they be friendly or hostile? How will they be able to communicate? And what’s with those Hawaiian print shirts?
Making the choice of the play for the Franklin High School Thespian Equestrians was director Jennifer M. Miguel.
“Their personalities are very much like the characters they’re playing,” she said with a laugh.
Juniors Rosemary Idisi, who plays Verna Samples, and Timothy Kreider, as Tiny Templeton, said they’re both ready for the show and believe it will be a fun experience.
“I just love acting, and like to participate,” Idisi said about her involvement with her fellow actors.
Kreider said that he was thinking of the movie character of “Forrest Gump” for how to play his role, and even thinks Templeton is “a little bit sad.”
Performances will take place on Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.