LTHS annual festival of student-directed, performed plays

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board proudly presents the Donna N. Mavros Student Theatre Festival January 17-19.

The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board proudly presents the Donna N. Mavros Student Theatre Festival. This annual festival, originated and developed by LT theatre teacher, Donna Mavros, tenure 1969-2001, encourages and empowers students to choose, develop, direct and craft their own production for performance. The festival honors the work of Mavros for her outstanding contributions to this festival and to the LT Theatre Department. Senior students who have given outstanding service to the Theatre Department are eligible for selection as a festival director.  The selected students and their casts and crews receive the full assistance and support of the Theatre Department. The student directors for this year are Mary Katherine (Cashie) Rohaly, senior of Western Springs, Emily Swanson, senior of La Grange Park, Kaitlyn Tedeschi, senior of La Grange, and Jameson (Jamie) Yong, senior of La Grange.

Mary Katherine (Cashie) is directing “Bachelor Holiday” by Alan Ball. Emily Swanson is directing four scenes by Christopher Durang: “Mrs. Sorken,” “Wanda’s Visit,” “DMV Tyrant,” and “Funeral Parlor.” Kaitlyn Tedeschi is directing “Scrapbook” written by LT 2012 graduate Brendan Blaber, which was originally produced in The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, CA. Jamie Yong is directing two scenes: “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage” and “Captive Audience” by David Ives.

Performance dates are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday January 17-19, 2013, in the North Campus Reber Center for the Performing Arts,100 S. Brainard Avenue, LaGrange.  Admission is free. The theatre opens one half hour before the play begins. Latecomers will not be seated until intermission.


Thursday, January 17

7pm             “Scrapbook”

8pm             “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage” and “Captive Audience”


Friday, January 18

7pm             The Durang scenes

8pm             “Bachelor Holiday”


Saturday, January 19

2pm             “Bachelor Holiday”

3pm             “Scrapbook”

7pm             “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage” and “Captive Audience”

8pm             The Durang scenes


Cast for “Bachelor Holiday”

David Gosz                        Senior  Western Springs                     

Matt Reynolds                    Senior  LaGrange Park

Collin Thomas                    Senior  Willow Springs


Cast for “Scrapbook”

Chloe Baldwin                    Senior  Western Springs

Monica Donnelly                 Junior  Western Springs

Jack Kunkle                       Junior  LaGrange

Chris Zurowski                  Junior  Western Springs


Cast for The Durang scenes:  “Mrs. Sorken,” “Wanda’s Visit,” “DMV Tyrant,” and “Funeral Parlor”

Jane Doyle                         Junior  LaGrange

Sean McCrohan                  Junior  LaGrange

Joy Mitchell                        Senior  LaGrange

Becky Valek                       Junior  LaGrange


Cast for “The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage” and “Captive Audience”

Colin Ashburn                    Junior  LaGrange

Joey Bahena                      Junior  LaGrange

Ryan Chilton                      Junior  LaGrange

Kayla Devereux             Freshman  LaGrange Park

Tess Wisher                       Senior LaGrange

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »