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‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ comes to BHS

  • Written by Shannon Michael, Features Writer

The classic play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," is Bothell High Theatre Arts’ winter play, opening on January 10, with additional performances on January 11, 16, 17 and 18.

Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the comedy originally debuted on Broadway in 1939.

It later went on to be made into a film, released in 1942.

The performances will be at the Northshore Performing Arts Center (NPAC) at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee offering ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing on January 11. Tickets are $9 for adults; $7 for students with ASB ID, seniors and military with ID.

All tickets are general admission.

Doors open one hour before each performance.

Alex Ascanio will portray lead character Sheridan Whiteside, the outlandish radio personality who becomes the unexpected guest, along with his long-suffering secretary, Maggie Cutler, played by Sonja Usher, at the home of Ernest Stanley, played by Ryan Barak, and Mrs. Stanley, played by Taneum Fotheringill, and their family.

When not rehearsing, the cast has also helped costume designer Lori Haydon, who is a para-educator by day, with costuming, or they’ve helped in scene assembly with building the set.

Madeleine McDonald, a senior interested in costume design, has been assisting Haydon throughout the production.

A group of BHS students, not involved as actors, also built and painted the set as part of the technical crew, under the guidance of NPAC staff.

This will be theatre arts instructor and director Chaya Glass’ first full production since joining the staff at BHS this last September.

The NPAC is located at 18125 NE 92nd Ave., on the BHS campus.

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