Student Production Team for Fall Show

Congratulations to all our applicants for student designers and production team!

The student production team for the fall show is as follows:
  • Stage Manager--Olivia Casey
  • Assistant Stage Manager--Jaclyn Withers
  • Set Designer--Amy Geraghty
  • Assistant Set Designer/Props Master--Ben St. Cyr
  • Lighting Designer--Emma Paddock
  • Costume Designer--Hannah Sears
Please make sure you get your signed contracts to Ms. Ruggles ASAP to accept the position!

Fall Show Reminders!

Hi Everyone!

Just a few reminders regarding the fall show "Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play"

--Anyone interested in being a Stage Manager or Student Designer (sets, lights, costumes, etc.) MUST submit an application by the end of the school day on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th. If needed, interviews will take place on Friday, September 26th.

--Perusal Scripts: I have copies of perusal scripts in my office. If you are interested in reading the play before auditions start, feel free to stop by my office to sign one out. If you have signed out a script, please return it in a timely manner so other students may sign them out to read!

--Auditions: I've had a lot of you asking what will be involved in the auditions. Because this show is an ensemble comedy, that is what the basis of auditions will be: working in an ensemble to create a comedic story. And what better way to test that out than IMPROV GAMES! For those of you who "are bad" at improv, don't worry. We will be reading scenes from the script as well.

--Tech Crew: If you are interested in participating in tech crew, you must come to the first set build rehearsal on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd. Actors are welcome to come to this meeting as well. We will be discussing safety, handing out crew contracts, and organizing the scene shop so we can begin constructing asap.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to comment below, email me, or stop by my office!

Thanks,
Ms. Ruggles

Fall Play Announcement!!!

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that Gloucester High Drama would like to announce their fall production of:

Chemical Imbalance:
A Jekyll and Hyde play
by Lauren Wilson

A darkly comic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In Victorian England, repressed impulses burst their corsets as Dr. Jekyll's experiments in the nature of evil threaten to reveal the bloody hands beneath the gloves of the British Empire. A fast-paces romp about men and women tightrope walking the line between aristocracy and depravity, and between the twin spectres of good and evil.

Setting:
The play is set in a Victorian England of the Imagination

Characters:
Euphronia Jekyll, a society matron
Ambrosia Jekyll, her daughter
Henry Jekyll, her son
Lady Throckmortonshire, a grande dame
Calliope and Penelope Throckmortonshire, her twin daughters, aged 9
Rosamunda Dewthistle, eligible young lady
Xavier Utterson, coustin to Jekyll
Ivy, a maid
Plodgett, the cook
Constable
Police Lieutenant

The twins are played by one actor.
The older women (Mrs. Jekyll and Lady T) may be played by men.


Scripts will be available in the drama office for students to sign out to read before auditions. Audition Sheets are available for students to fill out before arriving on Tuesday, September 30th or Wednesday, October 1st. In addition, students wishing to participate in the Student Production Team should fill out an application and return it to Ms. Ruggles no later than the end of the day on Thursday, September 25th.

Please check out the Fall Production Page for more information. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Ruggles!


Chemical Impalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Updates from Ms. Ruggles

Hello Everyone!

Keep checking back here as I am constantly working on adding new things to the site!

Just Added:
--Tentative audition dates and rehearsal schedules are up for both the fall show and spring musical! 
--Audition form, so you can fill it out before you arrive at auditions if you'd like!
--Production team information is up! If you're interested in being a stage manager or designer, check out this page for more information! There is also a link to this page under the Fall Performance information.
--Show Suggestion form! Check out the "Productions" page to submit suggestions for future shows!

Coming Soon:
--Tickets Page -- information regarding buying tickets for GHS Drama performances
--Resources Page -- Links to any forms that may be helpful for auditions, character creation, etc.
--Drama Council and Booster Pages will be updated with mini-bios on the executive boards for both governing groups
And much, much more!

If you have any suggestions to add to the page, or have questions about anything, feel free to drop by my office inside the auditorium any day during G block, or send me an email!
--Ms. Ruggles