It’s playoff time for the Winona Senior High School Theatre Group.
A dedicated cast and crew of 20 students, under the direction of director Debbie Berhow and technical director Susan Krohse, have been rehearsing the one-act play “A Memory of Harold” before the MSHSL sub-section competition on Friday, Jan. 24 at Kasson-Mantorville High School.
The group is planning public performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the WSHS auditorium. Both performances will be followed by an improvisational act. Admission, available at the door, is $7 for adults and $3 for students.
“A Memory of Harold” is a dramatic work written by Ev Miller and is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colo.
The play, according to the description, features a young man (Robert, played by freshman Dominic McQuinn) recalling his high school years and remembering Harold, who was “double ugly, wearing … thick glasses that covered eyes so weak a person got dizzy looking at him.” As a prank, Harold’s classmates made him believe one of the girls in their group was interested in him. When Harold arrives to take her to the prom, the “joke” is revealed, illustrating how insensitivity can affect those around us.
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Cast list for “A Memory of Harold”
Robert: Dominic McQuinn
Lisa Welder: Kailee Slinkman
Nina Murray: Emma Bucknam
Harold Barnick: Caidan Hoarn
Girl 1: Hailey Haxton
Girl 2: Lily Compton
Girl 3: Willa Krase
Boy 1: Preston Kamrowski
Boy 2: Jacob Slinkman
Boy 3: Reed Schwanke
Boy 4: Zane Al-Saeed
Understudy female: Livie Johnston
Understudy male: John Ringlien
Alternate understudy: Carly Kastello
Student Director: Morgan Sanchez
Sound Tech: Ava Ringlien
Light Tech: Olivia Bublitz
Tech/Crew: Jaron Pizarro
Tech/Crew: Julia Kopperud
Tech/Crew: Kate Thompson
Director: Debbie Berhow
Technical Director: Susan Krohse