Northwest NEWS

November 8, 1999


'Once in a Lifetime' at WHS

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime cast members include (left to right) Katie Lazelle, Kate Seip, Cary Palmer, Cacey Knowles, and Weston Davis.
Staff photo by Marshall Haley.

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--The Woodinville High School Drama Club opens their 1999-2000 season on Nov. 12 with George S. Kaufman's Once in a Lifetime, a comedy about three washed-up vaudeville actors set in 1927.

   Realizing vaudeville is quickly being replaced by movies, the trio moves to Hollywood to teach silent film stars how to adapt to the onset of "talkies" by giving them lessons in how to speak and act. Their farcical efforts fall short due to their lack of formal training in the elocutionary arts.

   Cary Palmer plays George, the innocent, slightly dumb character, while Weston Davis plays the other male lead of Jerry, a magnetic, tall, slender optimist. Cacey Knowles plays the female lead of May, a wholesome woman of sarcastic wit who possesses the only common sense of the three.

   The cast promises the audience will be gasping for air at the slapstick shenanigans in Once in a Lifetime. The play will show from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 19-20, at the Woodinville High School auditorium. Tickets will be sold only at the door, starting at 6:30 the night of each performance. Ticket prices are $8.50 for regular admission and $10 for VIP admission.

James Swift contributed to this article.