ANTI SOCIAL, A NEW PLAY BY DON ZOLIDIS
November 2, 3 and 4, 2018
The regional premier of Anti-Social, a new play by Don Zolidis, took place at Westerville Central High School November 2-4, 2018. Zolidis, who also wrote Game of Tiaras, penned this collection of seven short, hilarious plays about Social Media, all of which are student-directed. “They’re all absurd, some are a little poignant, but most are pretty ridiculous - the shorts, not the students,” quipped Stephanie Matushoneck, Warhawk Theatre Director. Supervising student director and stage manager was Katherine Ganobsik and the student Technical Director was Sami Tamolunis.
SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET SCHOOL EDITION
January 25, 26 and 27, 2019
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after 15 years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Todd swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate, Mrs. Lovett, bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public.
Westerville Central thespians performed Sweeney Todd School Edition (for mature audiences only) on January 25, 26, and 27. Ethan Zink starred in the role of Sweeney Todd; Lauren Tucker played Mrs. Lovett; Katherine Ganobsik portrayed Johanna; and Jacob Miller was Anthony. Derryck Menard directed and Stephanie Matushoneck served as producer.
May 3, 4 and 5, 2019
In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (played by Melody Kloepfer) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Adam Keith) and a young artist named Ambrose (Jacob Miller), who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde (Sarina Motts). Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees (Ethan Zink and Jack Dodson) as well as a New York hat maker (Bella Glaser) and her assistant (Maria Dalanno), as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs. Artistic director was Stephanie Matushoneck.