Anchors Aweigh sets sail for show


Summerlynn Smith, Opinion Editor

The comedic genius of “Anchors Aweigh,” a singles cruise that takes some twists and turns, will be brought to life for the fall play this year.

Play dates are Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., followed by shows on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

“The cast and crew are working efficiently towards putting on this hilarious and entertaining show,” Kristin McKee, senior, said. “While crew is busy building and painting sets, the cast is memorizing their lines and bringing their characters to life.”

Hopes are high for the production cast this year, even though many seniors have left and freshmen have come in.

“It’s exciting to see all the new potential talent,” Savana Brown, junior said.

“Even though we’ve only had one rehearsal, we have a lot of potential,” Meg Mogorovic, junior, said. “My role is Hyacinth Divine, the romance novelist, and I would describe my character as sassy and love struck.”

But don’t be fooled; this play isn’t all about romance.

“My role is Prudence De Milo. I’m a big time ‘hood.’ Basically I’m the scary gangster-like leader that the characters Bubba and Max are hiding from because they owe me money,” Brown said. “There are actually a lot of miniature story’s going on at the same time.”

This play is also allowing the actors and actress to step outside their comfort zones.

“I’ve never played a “bad guy” before, so it’s going to be a new experience, which will definitely help me grow as an actress,” Brown said. “This play is really letting me expand my acting abilities. I’ve never played a main character before,” Allen Garcia, junior said. He will be bringing to life the character Caption Creeg, who is caption of the SS Flounder. “I love the feeling of making the audience escape their troubled day and laugh.” Garcia said.

It has romance and danger, what would this play be without a clingy mother?

“I play Madeline Marks. She is the domineering mother of two geeky and shy boys, Marty and Murray,” McKee said. “I believe this play lets me unlock my acting potential by exposing me to this unfamiliar role. In all my years of acting, I have never played a mother, let alone a clingy person in general. It’s fun to play around with this role and add my own flair.”