Theatre Raring for Production of “Puffs”

Mateo Vega, Reporter

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The theatre is making magic in its next production, “Puffs.”

“Puffs” is the story of a certain “boy who lived,” but told with a bit of a twist from another perspective.

Sophomore Michael Parmer will play the lead, Wayne Hopkins.

“‘Puffs’ is the adventure of Wayne Hopkins, Oliver Rivers and Megan Jones, and they’re three misfits of the misfits which are the Puffs,” said Parmer. “They try to make their way through a new magical world that they’ve never experienced before, and it’s really interesting to see each character develop and discover who they really are.” 

Senior Jordan Pflieger is excited to play Sally Perks.

“I am excited beyond words! I think this play is so awesome, and it’s different than what we’ve done in the past, and it’s more modern, and it’s fast-paced, but in a good way,” said Pflieger. “It kinda keeps me on my toes during rehearsal because even if I’m not actively participating in a scene and I don’t have lines, I’m still doing so much to help create the scene.” 

Senior Cassidy Bolio (left) and junior Emily Polanowski (right) rehearse a scene. Photograph by Mateo Vega

 

With the excitement of the production also comes hours of rehearsal, working on remembering lines, blocking scenes and an array of other challenges.

Senior Michael Daiuto will play Oliver Rivers. 

“Because it’s so fast-paced, getting everyone to know exactly where to be at any time, and because a lot of people play multiple different people, they have to change really quick and then go back off, and then come back on, so it’s a lot of you need to be exactly on top of things,” said Daiuto.

The “Puffs” story is also one that will resonate with everyone as well.

“When you actually go into it and read about the characters, you see it’s not just about the jokes. You see that it’s actually about deeper messages that you can find in yourself, like ‘who am I,’ ‘what am I supposed to do,’ ‘what can I do’ … you look at the story and you actually see meaning to it, and it’s really beautiful,” said Parmer.

“Puffs” will run at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22-23 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Senior Michael Daiuto reviews his lines for a scene. Photograph by Mateo Vega

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