G-AHS Drama Club to perform Christmas comedy Friday and Saturday

PAT FRIDGEN
The cast and crew of "Christmas Crisis in Mistletoe Mesa" includes, from left, front row: Cory Bontrager, Haley Allshouse, Alex Lukow, Meghan Bowman, Kayleigh Smith, Kavan Sheth, Zach Hendricks, Amanda Hege, Hannah Peterson. Middle row: Alyssa Kreischer, Kaitlyn Ganoe, Evan Smith, Hailee Martin, Alex Mowen, Noni Arnoult, Dara Murray. Back row: Jason Yoder, Ann Davis, Alex Collins, Danielle Hunsecker, Skyler Allen, Nick Datillio and Hunter Tedrick.

A Christmas melodrama will be part of the weekend's festivities, kicked off by the Heritage Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday at 7 p.m. When the last songs have echoed away, participants can head on over to Greencastle-Antrim High School for the Drama Club presentation of "Christmas Crisis in Mistletoe Mesa." The show will be repeated Saturday, Nov. 19, both starting at 8 p.m.

Under the direction of Roz Bingaman, the play's plot is how the mean Grunches ban Christmas. Even Santa is locked in the outhouse. Fortunately, cowboy Happy Holiday comes to the rescue. The $5 tickets will be sold at the door.

Performers include: Zach Hendricks as Bully Billy; Alex Mowen, Kimmy Kim; Nick Dattilio, Happy Holiday; Hailee Martin, Mama Grunch; Evan Smith, Ebenezer Grunch; Kaitlin Ganoe, Marley Grunch; Skyler Allen, Mary Christmas; Noni Arnoult, Pioneer Maizy; Ann Davis, Pioneer Daizy; Kayleigh Smith, Holly Bush; Alyssa Kreischer, Mrs. Belle; Alex Collins, Betty Jo Belle; Jocelyn Ferrer, Bobby Jo Belle; Danielle Hunsecker, Billy Jo; Megan Witmer, Miss Prudence; Aubree Poole, Constance; Meghan Bowman, Belinda; Amanda Hege, Delilah; Haley Allshouse, Felina; Alex Lukow, Zekial; Kavan Sheth, Chief Dashing-Through-Snow; Hunter Tedrick, prospector; Shelby Trail and Kassidy Wykoff, prospector's sisters; and Zach Hendricks, Santa Claus.

Crew includes: Coby Salmon, stage manager; Jason Yoder and Cory Bontrager, stage crew; Hannah Peterson, Dara Murray and Abbi Simmonds, props and makeup.

The play was written by R. Eugene Jackson.

Hailee Martin and Evan Smith play Mama and Ebenezer Grunch in "Christmas Crisis in Mistletoe Mesa", a presentation of the high school Drama Club this weekend.