By Justin Seward
The Senator Gershaw School’s Grade 11 Poorhouse Players group will perform American Idle at the end of February.
Ali Vos Co-directs the show with Lana Johnson and says the students voted on three different options and American Idle was the most popular among the 19 cast members.
“This one was by far the one that was chosen by the majority,” she said.
American Idle is about a psychologist who is convinced that the secret to longevity is idleness.
“This particular psychologist convinces a T.V. network to allow her to create a competition where she brings in eight ambitious people and tries to convince them to do nothing for a period of a week while they are in this idle house,” said Vos.
“If they manage to keep all their vital signs low then they will get to share a $ 1 million prize. If their vital signs increase too high then they get eliminated from idle house as they are too ambitious.”
Vos says the show will be “quite humorous.”
“There is a lot of potential for acting humor which I think this group will really embrace,” she said.
“The group of students this year, they’re very excited about this play. They have come to rehearsals already ambitious and working exceptionally hard. It’s going to be a very entertaining show.”
Vos says every year the group of students bring different strengths and talents and always put on an entertaining show.American Idle will play on Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. at the school and the 29 will be a dinner show starting 5:30 p.m. at the Bow Island Legion.
If anyone is looking for stocking stuffer ideas, tickets are on sale now for $15, while the last show at the Legion is $25 and can be purchased at Senator Gershaw School up until the school break on Dec. 19 and then again when school is back in session in the new year right up until the show.
The production acts as a fundraiser every year towards that class’ graduation year.