Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bishop Ward Drama Club to present “The Life and Times of Princess Sophia” on Saturday

Courtesy of Bishop Ward High School

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Bishop Ward High School is proud to announce that the Drama Club is presenting “The Life and Times of Princess Sophia” by Douglas Clinton.

Sponsored by drama teacher Ms. Kelly Lipovitz, this magical comedy premiered Nov. 13, 2014 with a full crowd and lots of laughs. The show will continue November 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Willard L. Phillips Memorial Auditorium.

A fantasy comedy that takes place in a far off enchanted land, with the title character nowhere to be found, Princess Tabasco and her lady-in-waiting Saffron set off on an adventure to rescue Prince Gallant from the Evil Sorceress Nefaria. On the way, they join forces with an unlucky leprechaun, an unwicked witch, and a very unconvincing dragon. Will this band of fairy tale rejects be enough to stop Nefaria and her infamous harpies?

The students of Bishop Ward have put “eight weeks of hard work and a lot of time and effort have been put into making sure this play comes together,” said Lipovitz. “The cast and crew consist of 70 really awesome students, 24 of which are seniors who have been in almost every production since their freshman year.”

Senior Abby Gergick commented “We have really gained confidence and gotten more comfortable on stage, the play is all around fun. My favorite part is how well we each play our parts and make our characters come alive.”

Lipovitz made the comment that she has gotten very positive reviews from those who have seen the play. “I have had people come up to me and tell me that it is very funny and that they can see the kids having fun.”

This is a great chance to see the newly renovated Willard L. Phillips Memorial Auditorium, so if you enjoy a good laugh, theater, or just want to come support the students, Bishop Ward extends a whole hearted welcome to all.