Middle school’s “The Princess Who Had No Name” to premier November 7

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Andie Ironside

Cast members rehearse a scene from "The Princess Who had No Name." The play premiers on November 7 in the CPAC

Andie Ironside, Staff Writer

On Friday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m., the middle school cast of, “The Princess Who Had No Name” will perform for the first time in the CPAC.

Written by Brian B. Taylor, “The Princess Who Had No Name” focuses on a princess who wakes up with amnesia in a tower in the forest. She has no memory of her past. The princess goes on adventures with other fairy tale creatures and characters while trying to figure out her past. The princess goes on adventures with other fairy tale creatures and characters while trying to figure out her past, how she got to the tower, and her name.

“The play is very comedic,” said seventh grader Grace Parker, who plays the princess.

Ms. Kay Meyer, this year’s director, looks forward to the play.

“I am loving it! The middle school cast are creative, energetic, and are lovable kids who bring joy and laughter to my day. I really appreciate the opportunity Faith has given me to direct this show,” said Meyer.

This is Meyer’s forty-ninth production. She did forty-seven of them in Dallas, Texas. Her forty-eighth was helping out with last year’s middle school musical, “A Year With Frog And Toad.”

Marissa McCoy, this year’s assistant and tech director, graduated from Faith Lutheran in 2013. McCoy now goes to UNLV.

“Working with Marissa is great as she is full of talent, ideas, and humor,” said Meyer.

Meyer said the cast has had a read through, rehearsals, and it’s going great. The crew consists of middle school and high school students.

“We have a really talented cast,” Parker said.

Most cast members love working on the play.

“It is a lot of work but fun to do,” said eighth grader Barrett Holthus, who plays Prince Reveille.

According to seventh grader Talina Hajar, who plays the Evil Fairy and the Queen of the West, the cast has been “practicing for hours”. Seventy-four students tried out this year.

“The hardest part about the play was that I had to turn away forty people,” said Meyer. “The Princess Who Had No Name” will show on November 8 and 9 as well.

On November 7 and 8, the play will start at 7:00 p.m. On November 9, it will start at 4:00 p.m. Buy tickets online at: www.faiththeatrecompany.com Tickets only cost $5.00 for students, $8.00 for seniors and other children, and $10.00 for adults.

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