The Newmarket Jr/Sr Drama Club would like to announce their upcoming spring production of John Lennon and Me by Cherie Bennett.
The winner of many national awards, this uproarious play about life, death, power and first boyfriends was adapted by the author from her popular book, Good-bye, Best Friend (Harper Paperbacks, 1993). Hollywood-wannabe Star, the ultimate Beatles fan, has her path stymied by cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that assures a young death. She spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts fate with imagination by surrounding herself with MTV-inspired bodyguard Flunkies and 'morphing' her dreaded therapy nurse into a pro-wrestler. Then, Star gets a new roommate, Courtney, who is Star's opposite—a pretty cheerleader and apparently not very sick. Neither girl knows much about the other's world, but eventually, they come to understand each other, and ultimately, themselves. This is a powerful play about living life to the fullest and a proven hit for school, adult, and TYA theaters alike.
Congratulations to the following cast members!
Star (aka Stella Grubner).... Riley Nolan
Courtney Cambridge.... Olivia Tarzia
Sally Kasem.......Chelst Ioia
Julie Rowen.......Bella Santeramo
Tom Lowell..... Sean Vincent
Jeff Levine..... Eli Longa
Claudia Grubner......Isabelle Fortier
The Torturer......Lilla Bozek
Dr. Scott Rhodes .......Eli Longa
Nurse Janice Bobrin.....Ava Crumb
Annie/ Flunky #1.........Maddie Geier
Lee/ Flunky#2.........Dylan Burns
Teenage patients/ Flunkies..... Sadie Mansfield, Anna Gray, Allison Burke, Dillon Cassidy, Gabriella Nazarian
Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday on the stage from 2:45 to 4 PM!