JE Drama Department presents Neil Simon’s, The Good Doctor, on Nov. 9-10
The Jordan-Elbridge Drama Department will present Neil Simon’s, “The Good Doctor,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, in the high school auditorium.
The two-act show centers on a series of vignettes based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov and told through the modern eyes of Neil Simon.
“I chose this show right after I heard that Neil Simon had passed away. I thought it would be a befitting tribute,” said director Denise Deapo.
“The show explores the plight of the writer as he develops stories which are humorous, heartwarming and even a bit sad.”
There are 17 students in the show including: Dylan Brown, Francesca Brown, Nathaniel English, Matthew Frost, Mackenzie Jackson, Elora Kunz, Kerry Lerner, Tobias Love, Bradley Loveland, Ariel Mead, Emilie Pearl, Tyler Piper, Esther Richardson, Haylee Salmonsen, Nick Webster, Ken Williams and Emma Youngman.
There are also students on the tech crew, and the high school performing arts class is helping with costumes and props.
According to a blurb on the show, one sketch features a feisty old woman who storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of money. In another sketch, a priest goes to the dentist to get his tooth pulled, but the dentist is out for the day and the apprentice takes on the task to pull out his first tooth. There’s also a tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending.
Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.