Teen personalities emerge in "SATURDAY MATINEE"Movie audiences can be as entertaining as the film itself, or so it seems when the Hagen Junior High School Drama Department presents “Saturday Matinee,” a one-act comedy by Dan Roberts.
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
Movie audiences can be as entertaining as the film itself, or so it seems when the Hagen Junior High School Drama Department presents “Saturday Matinee,” a one-act comedy by Dan Roberts.
Directed by Lyndi Thom, the performance is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the gymnasium.
The comedy takes place just prior to the start of the movie, offering a look at the personalities of a typical teen audience, said Thom.
Alice only wants to enjoy the movie alone, but someone is always invading her space. Kent flirts with his date Maria and she is shocked by her reactions. Mindy is a social outcast and ripe for Laura’s tricks. Meanwhile, Ben continues to chow down, while two latecomers vie for seats.
The cast includes Hagen students, Sarah Ramsey, Luke Ensign, Rozlyn Otto, Sydney Hlibichuk, Thomas Hecker, Azanah Fisher, Erin Enner, Kari Malkowski, Korissa Currie, and Courtney Herrera.
“My character comes to the movie and suddenly, drama happens around her and she doesn’t want to be here,” said Ramsey, who plays Alice, a bespectacled loner.
Ensign plays Tom, who stands in the theater because he doesn’t want to sit behind or beside Alice.
“It’s hilarious,” added Currie, who plays Laura, a snotty birthday girl.
Hagen faculty assisted with props, electronics, tickets and programs, while Dickinson Ready Mix supplied blocks for the setting of the stage floor.
The public is invited. Tickets are $2 for adults.