‘Don’t Drink the Water’ at Hampton High School on Nov. 8-10

November 23, 2018

Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink the Water” will be presented by the Hampton High School Drama Club at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 to 10 in the high school auditorium.

Tickets cost $8, $5 for students, and are only available at the door.

This year’s fall play is directed by seniors and drama club members Allison Crouch and Mia Saltrelli.

Drama club members who want to be student directors must apply for the position and are then selected by the previous year’s student directors.

Crouch felt like this fall’s play varied a bit from earlier selections.

“This year, we wanted to choose something that was not based off a novel. We looked at this one over the summer and absolutely fell in love with it because it’s so different from anything we’ve done before,” Crouch said.

Saltrelli agreed.

“I like how light-hearted it is. We’re having a really fun time with it and I think the audience will, too,” she said.

The play features a cast of more than 25 students. Just a few of the lead characters include Father Drobney played by junior Evan Vay, Ambassador Magee played by Sydney Myers, Kirby played by senior Campbell Pitcairn and Axel Magee played by junior Chris Chengshi.

“We are very proud of our actors and crew. They have great talent and have been working very hard,” Crouch said.

The situation comedy takes place in an unnamed European country behind the Iron Curtain, according to the Hampton Township School District website detailing the play.

The Hampton Drama Club members entirely handle the direction, production and design of the fall play. Practically every aspect of this play is student-led, from costuming to set, sound and technical design, according to Dan Franklin, drama club advisor at the high school.

Ticket sales for this play will go toward funding next year’s fall student-led play, Franklin said.

Saltrelli says people will laugh if they come.

“It’ll definitely be a fun night,” she said.

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