AHS theatre presents a trio of comedies


AHS Theatre will present a trio of comedies this year.

Two polar opposites, a 6 foot imaginary rabbit, and singing and dancing gamblers will grace the stage this year.

The AHS Theatre department announced its season which promises to be full of laughs. “The Odd Couple”, the 1965 comedy classic that tells the story of two unlikely roommates who could not be any different from each other, will be performed at the annual dinner theater October 2, 3 and 4. Dinner theatre affords the audience a chance to be closer to the show because it is performed in the cafeteria and includes audience interaction.

“I enjoy dinner theatre because it provides the audiences with an experience different from a regular performance,” Hannah Flenniken, junior, said. “The performers make the audience feel like they’re a part of the story and give them a night to remember.”

In November, “Harvey”, the story of a man named Elwood who happens to have a 6’3″ imaginary friend – a rabbit, will delight the audiences. Elwood and his rabbit will come to life on November 13, 14 and 15.

In the spring, the theatre, choir and orchestra departments will collaborate to present “Guys and Dolls”, which will close out the year on May 28, 29 and 30.

“Gamblers, bets, love, comedy, dancing, night clubs – all set in the early 1950’s…what is there NOT to love about this show?’ Micah Green, newly installed theatre teacher, shared in an email.

Green and theatre teacher Lynne Varelans considered various factor when selecting the shows for this season.

“We’re trying to pick shows that people would know,” Green said “They’re all fun, they’re lighthearted, they’re not too serious.”