Funny, farcical frenzy

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Kortney Sheahan

The cast of "See How They Run" acknowledges the audience during The Spotlight Players dress rehearsal on Nov. 20, the day before the play's three-day run began. The show is a British farce, punctuated by a lot of comedy throughout the play.

The cast of "See How They Run" acknowledges the audience during The Spotlight Players dress rehearsal on Nov. 20, the day before the play's three-day run began. The show is a British farce, punctuated by a lot of comedy throughout the play.
The cast of “See How They Run” acknowledges the audience during The Spotlight Players dress rehearsal on Nov. 20, the day before the play’s three-day run began. The show is a British farce, punctuated by a lot of comedy throughout the play.

It all started out like a normal night in the vicarage, with Miss Skillon complaining to Mr. Toop, and Penelope being, well, Penelope, when all of a sudden things turned upside down, and a normal British home turned into a mad house.

“See How They Run” is a farcical play set in 1940’s England that cannot be described in words. Although it was performed wonderfully, the play itself can be extremely confusing at times. Characters come in with no announcement and no explanation. It was very funny and entertaining, just hard to follow at times.

On the other hand, The Spotlight Players executed it wonderfully. The actors performed their roles great, and, overall, it was an amazing show. If the characters were not done correctly, the comedy aspect of the show could have been missed completely, but this was not the case. All of the actors seemed completely in character and had me almost in tears laughing.

The behind-the-scenes part of the show was just as good as the on-stage part. The set looked amazing; I don’t see how something like that is possible in that amount of space. The props and furniture were true to the time period in which the play was set. Lighting and sound quality was mind boggling; everything was right on cue with timing. Costuming, hair and makeup all looked like the actors were straight out of the 40’s.

The overall execution of the entire production was above and beyond what I expected, and the Spotlight Players should be very proud of what they have done. I know I am proud to say that I go to the same school as the people in this show, and I cannot wait until their next production.