PHS drama class to present ‘The Love of Three Oranges’

The cast of "The Love of Three Oranges," includes, from left: Heaven Prostman as Creonta, Hannah Marsho as Farfarello, Sean Beitler as Prince Tartaglia, Aubrey Leigh Newton as Fata Morgana, Emily Ruehle as Smeraldina, and Amber Musiedlak as the "horrible" Cook. - Submitted photoThe cast of "The Love of Three Oranges," includes, from left: Heaven Prostman as Creonta, Hannah Marsho as Farfarello, Sean Beitler as Prince Tartaglia, Aubrey Leigh Newton as Fata Morgana, Emily Ruehle as Smeraldina, and Amber Musiedlak as the "horrible" Cook. - Submitted photoThe Plymouth High School Amph-Rats Acting Company (the Drama II/III Advanced Acting Class) will perform “The Love of Three Oranges,” a hysterically funny, commedia dell'arte style, slapstick comedy April 12 to 14.

The plot of the play is based on a classic Italian commedia scenario by Carlo Gozzi, but this contemporary adaptation has been revised for today’s audiences by playwright Hillary DePiano.

The enormously funny story features the sad Prince Tartaglia (Sean Beitler) who suffers from “terminal hypochondria” until the evil witch, Fata Morgana (Aubrey Leigh Newton), casts a spell which curses him to go on a quest in search of three giant oranges. Her evil henchwomen, Smeraldina (Emily Ruehle) and Colombina (Jasmin Carron), assist Fata with her vengeful plans, while the famous clown Truffaldino (Jesse Meyer) does his best to keep the Prince laughing and out of trouble.

The combination narrator and wizard (Andrew Larson) keeps the play moving along as the audience meets a whole series of amusing characters, including another creepy witch, Creonta (Heaven Protsman); a unionized devil, Farfarello (Hannah Marsho); the evil first minister, Leandro (Wendell Strutz), who wants the prince dead; and his partner in crime, Princess Clarice (Lacey Meyer), assisted by their dimwitted minion, Brighella (Joe Larson).

The rest of the court shows up, too, including the King of Hearts Silvio (Koua "Bruce" Xiong), and his advisers Pantalone (Adam Hernandez) and Arlecchino (Alex Lomibao).

Of course, no fairy tale story with a prince is complete without at least one princess, and this one has three more who emerge out of the giant oranges: Princess Ninetta (Rebecca Schwartz), Princess Nicoletta (Cynthia Tirado), and Princess Linetta (Sarah Coley).

Charles Martin and Marissa Kultgen will provide live music for the play. Additional characters are the lead Bumpkin and Acrobat (Zone Vang), the horrible “Gate” (Josh Smith), the horrible “Rope” (McKenzie Tischauser), the horrible “Donkey” (Rodrigo Aguila-Mena), and the horrible “Cook” (Amber Muedsilak). The Wind God (Taylor Radder) also makes an appearance, along with the rest of the supporting cast members, which include Marissa Kultgen, Martina Markovsa, Brittany Schaeffer and Sara Severn.

Sophomore Josh Scott has volunteered to run the sound and lights, and Martina Markovsa has taken charge of organizing the costumes, while Jasmin Carron, Emily Ruehle, Sarah Severn and Josh Smith are overseeing the set and props.

The Amph-Rats will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12; Friday, April 13; and Saturday, April 14 in the PHS Amphitheatre. The group will be selling general admission tickets at the door for $3 to cover the cost of the royalty fees.

For more information, contact drama teacher Janet DeJean Newton at (920) 893-6911.


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