The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 12, 2012

EHS cast to perform Thursday and Friday

By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The Enid High School all-school play Thursday and Friday will feature a cast of 14 in a story that showcases the myriad moments of life.

“The Dining Room” is a series of overlapping vignettes highlighting the dynamic relationships of family life.

The 14 cast members will portray 50 characters.

Cast members are:

• Kimmy Carris, playing an agent, Ellie, Winkie and Emily.

• Blake Recknagle, playing a client, Michael, Nick, Fred and Chris.

• Sydnee Graves, playing Sally, a psychiatrist and Sarah.

• Nick Holden, playing Arthur, Howard and Gordon.

• Ivey Dyson, playing Annie, Peggy, old lady, Helen and Annie.

• Evan Chermack, playing Father, Ted, Stuart, Jim, Harvey and host.

• David Prater, playing Charlie, an architect, Grandfather, Standish and Dick.

• Savannah Whipple, playing Lizzie, Nancy and Aunt Harriet.

• Mackenzie Carpenter, playing Mother, Aggie and Ruth.

• Rachel Pyper, playing Carolyn, Dora and Claire.

• Holly Stuart, playing Grace, Sandra, Beth and Kate.

• Kuyler Winbolt, playing Billy, Paul, Tony and David.

• Travis Nelson, playing Brewster and Ben.

• Katherine Jones, playing Margery, Meg and Bertha.

Written by A.R. Gurney, “The Dining Room” is presented in 18 scenes, each set around a dining table.

Linda Outhier, drama teacher and director of the play, said she was familiar with the play.

“I really like it,” Outhier said. “I was familiar with it from when I taught drama about 20 years ago.”

What she likes best about it is that it allows the students to stretch their acting wings.

“It’s a chance for high school kids to play many ages,” Outhier said.

The students portray aging parents, grandparents and the like.

Outhier said the play will last about 90 minutes.

The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the high school auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Ages 5 and under will be admitted free.