“Pure As the Driven Snow”

Thespians perform their annual fall play

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“Pure As the Driven Snow”

Olivia Holler, Editor-in-chief

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Imagine stepping foot on stage and doing what you have been practicing for months and months at a time perfecting lines or getting costumes ready. It would all be worth it.

That’s how it feels every time a Thespian is done with a play. They have worked hours upon hours to prepare for the play.

All the hard work paid off at the annual fall play Nov. 3-5 with the performance of Pure as the Driven Snow. Although the performance was supposed to be a dinner theater for the three shows, they lacked servers and only served desserts instead of spaghetti.

Pure as the Driven Snow was followed by the hero Leander Longfellow (Evan Fuhremann), foreman at the pickle factory owned by the E.Z. Pickens (Levi Fuller). Leander helps his aunt and uncle Jonathan Logan (Isaiah Woodall) and Zemah Logan (Julia Wolz) run a small inn.

The whole play takes place in the lobby area of the inn. There is a “terrible secret” that the heroine Purity Dean (Maria Hufford) has been hiding.

The villain, Mortimer Frothington (Jake DeNunzio), of course wants Purity. Purity wants Leander, and he wants her, but she can’t let it happen because of her secret. Imogene (Abby Falgout) wants Leander also.

Mortimer is up to no good, including swindling and having his sidekick, Jedd (Braden McMakin), an ex-con, kidnap a baby for ransom. Desire leads to deceit, jealousy leads to mistrust, and is very funny.

Kennedy Hennessy is the production stage manager, helping the technical team; Andrea Detterman, Austyn Kloth, Dakota Barnett, August Ring, and Abby Klausen.

“Show nights were fantastic, everyone was happy” Evan Fuhremann said.

The cast and crew had been practicing since the beginning of the semester.

There were many new opportunities with the play that have brought a different group of people full of talent and ideas for the play.

The play has given people an opportunity to go outside of their comfort zone and try out drama club.
“I have seen so many new people try out and participating especially in crew,” junior Kennedy Hennessy said. “In the first year I know they were struggling to find people for crew and now we have an overflow of students which is awesome because we need the help.”

Theater has grown in numbers and in talent.

“The first year we were just a drama club and we did not have a ton of students, we had a good amount,” Hennessy said. “Then the second year, we had three people became thespians with Timberland and then last year, we were able to induct a lot of people. Now we have a Thespian troupe here at Liberty.”