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North County Drama Club performs this weekend

The North County Drama Club will present a production that everyone can relate to this weekend with two performances.

The play, “Altar Egos: The I Do’s and Don’ts of an American Wedding” will take the stage both Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the North County Auditorium and doors open at 6:30 p.m. both nights. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students, children 12 and under are free.

Drama Sponsor Kelly Gentry said their spring play is all about a wedding gone wrong. As soon as the families get involved everything gets crazy and out of control.

“The play features very relatable characters and it is a lot of fun,” said Gentry. “There is a lot of comedy involved and situations that could really happen. I think the crowd will enjoy this play and there will be a lot of laughs.”

Junior Abrie Wideman said she is playing Vera Frobisher, the mother of the groom who is very high-strung.

“She is kind of uptight and a little snobby honestly,” said Wideman. “She just wants to have control of everything and she is finding out that as the wedding progresses it’s not exactly possible, as things become out of her hands.”

Wideman said there are about six main characters in this play: two sets of parents and the bride and groom. This will be Wideman’s sixth play and she is very excited about it.

“This one is a comedy, which is a little bit different than what we have been doing,” said Wideman. “We have been into murder plays recently, so I’m excited to put this fun act out for the audience to see. It will be really funny and I think a lot of adults will find it funny, so come out and see it.”

Junior Ashton Rowland is playing the groom, Mark Frobishe who is a little nervous because he asked the woman of dreams to marry him.

“As the play progresses, everything starts getting confusing,” said Rowland. “Things from his parents getting involved and him getting advice. Every time someone tells him about it he gets more and more confused and isn’t sure what is expected.”

Rowland said his character feels like he is rushing to get things done, but he gets more confused with every step.

“There is also a lot of arguing, which makes him more stressed and wondering if this is even a good idea anymore,” said Rowland, who has been acting in plays since freshman year.

Rowland feels this play is funnier than past plays and is light hearted. He said he likes that it talks about marriage in it.

“You never want to tell a woman she is wrong,” Rowland laughed. “This play offers something that everyone can relate to.”

Sophomore Brooklin Pope said she has the role of Colleen McMasters, the very moody bride.

“She is very moody bride who does not trust her husband to be and she is going through a lot,” said Pope. “She jumps to conclusions a lot and has misunderstanding after misunderstanding. She just wants it to be dramatic really.”

Pope said this is her third play and her favorite was the Edgar Allen Poe play they performed last year. She prefers the more serious plays, but is looking forward to the audience’s reaction to this one.

“I think we will have a great audience reaction,” said Pope. “I think it will get some laughs and people may relate.”

The McMasters

Colleen McMasters – Brooklin Pope

Dinah McMasters – Brianna Hoffman

Carl McMasters – Kai Zang

Jan McMasters – Christine Calvert

Aunt Pam – Machaelyn Stokes

Mom – Alexis Allender

The Frobishers

Mark Frobisher – Ashton Rowland

Vera Frobisher – Abrie Wideman

Lew Frobisher – Kylie Sago

Uncle Josh – Logan Gardner

Maria – Alyssa Gadberry

Other cast

Interpreter – Aubrey Brewster

Tailor – Cooper Sago

Caterer #1 – Skylar Forney

Caterer #2 – Destiny Hedrick

Ringmaster – Corinne Barton

Sports Announcer – Corinne Barton

Referee – Catherine Young (Friday) and Madelyn Carducci (Saturday)

Understudies

Madelyn Carducci

Abbey Inserra

Emma Bishop

Joey Werley

Members of the North County Drama Club are excited to present “Altar Egos: The I Do’s and Don’ts of an American Wedding.

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View additional photos and video online at dailyjournalonline.com

A paranoid bride and her confused husband to be are constantly arguing after their families become involved in their wedding plans.

A paranoid bride and her confused husband to be are constantly arguing after their families become involved in their wedding plans.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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