Monticello High to present Up the Down Staircase
Nov 18, 2009 | 1257 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Wednesday and Thursday, November 18 and 19, Monticello High School presents the first school play of the year. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman.

A new teacher in the inner city schools find that teaching isn’t all she would dream it would be. But in her struggles to reach the students, she also finds her love for them and her real love for teaching.

Patti Husted will direct the play. Husted had planned on doing a play with a smaller cast, but when 26 students showed up for auditions, she couldn’t disappoint any of them and changed the play to accommodate the larger group.

The students have been working on the play for five weeks every morning at six a.m. They are ready to sleep in, but have enjoyed the comradery and the fun of putting a production together.

The young teacher, Martha Beh, finds friendship with another teacher, Allison Anderson, problems with the assistant principal Wyatt Holyoak and tolerance from the principal Eric Anderson.

She also has an English teacher, Kelland Brewer, wanting to date her. Her troubles come from a rebellious student, David Boyle, and are complicated by the infraction of a student, Robin Randall, for her English teacher.

More students bring their own personality to the show, making it fun to watch. Other cast members include Clarissa Jack, Rebecca Bushore, Amy Reeve, Alauna Erickson, Holly and David Fellmeth, Darcy Dalton, Allysa Musselman, Sarah Walker, Mary and Rachel Beh, Dallin Anderson, Sean Killary, Adam Rowley, Jens Brewer and Ricky Najera.

David Fellmeth is recreating the role that his father played when he was in high school. Caleb Frost, an alumni of MHS, is assisting the directing. Brandon Crowley is creating the mood with light and sound.
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