Students in Rising Sun High's Honors Drama program are bringing comic book characters to life.
The Fall Children's production, "Comic Book Artist" takes to the stage later this week. Public performances are Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11 in the high school auditorium.
The play is an action packed spoof and includes singing super heroes and dancing villains. The leading character, Stanley Sappovitz, is a janitor at a comic book company who is an aspiring comic book artist. He pens heroes which battle with villains and all of the characters come to life due to being drawn with magic pens. There is a host of characters and that means that the RSHS students are playing multiple roles.
"We do that a lot. It's good for them to learn the physical distinctions for the different characters," said director and drama teacher, Tess Garrett.
Next week, the cast will perform for about 400 elementary students from Rising Sun, Perryville, Calvert, Bainbridge, and Bay View elementary schools.
"Kids are more responsive as an audience but we want more people from the community to come out," said Garrett. "With the children's shows, it's a whole different energy."
The cast: Narrator - Delaney Carter, Stanley Sappovitz - Noah Ulrich, Mr. Wunderman - Nic Cummins, Viola - Jessica Benson, Dr. Shock Clock - Cate Dymowski, Minuto #1 - Megan Guthrie, Minuto #2 - Alanah Bell, Star Guy - Brenden Bishoff, Triple Time - Haley Lyness, Blossom - Ori Bagby, and Wombat Woman - Makenzie Wiegand.
"This is amazing. I like being a super hero," said Wiegand.
"Stanley is quirky and really down on himself. He's relatable," said Ulrich, who has been working to learn many pages of lines as is required of the lead.
Tickets, which cost $5 per person for students and Cecil County Public Schools staff, and $8 for adults, will be available at the door.
You may also purchase online at http://rshsmd.booktix.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.