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The Mount Ayr Community High School fall play will be presented Friday, November 15 and
Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. both nights.
The annual pie auction will be held at intermission.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
A total of 94 students are involved in the production of “The Island of Dr. Libris” by Chris Grabenstein and Ronny Venable.
The cast includes:
Dr. Libris – Dalton Elwood
Billy Gillfoyle –Cayden Lambert
Mom – Madison Birkenholz
Alyssa Andrews – Jaycee Knight
Nick Farkas – Bryce Hower
Hercules – Dalton Thomas
Antaeus – Austin Greenland
Robin Hood – Xander Harmening
Maid Marian – Kaitlyn Dolecheck
Sheriff of Nottingham – Reas Knapp
Walter Andrews – Jordan McAlexander
Aramis –Avery Dickerson
Athos – Rachael Lutrick
Porthos – Loryn Schaefer
D’Artagnan – Lindsey Jennett
Junior Wizard – Rachael Sobotka
Pollyanna – Gracie Mobley
Tom Sawyer – Hope Whittington
Becky Thatcher – Haylee Fletchall
Titania – Sadie Berger
Puck – Jolene Ebersole
Peaseblossom -Stephanie Post
Cobweb – Lacy Post
Moth – Channler Henle
Mustardseed – Alexa Smith
Mrs. March – Laurie Belzer
Meg – Addy Reynolds
Jo – Halsie Barnes
Beth – Maddie Stewart
Amy – Payten Lambert
Jack’s Giant –Joan Trujillo
The Space Lizard – Shaylynn Gonzalez
Voltron – Will Newton
Nutcracker Ballerinas – Mallory Weehler, Tegan Streit, Kaylie Shields
Townspeople and sound effects – Rebecca Straw, Maddie Shields, Zoey Larsen, Alexis Greenland, Jillian Kniep, Tessa Kniep, Aidan Albaugh
The crew includes:
Stage Manager: Ally Shelley
Set Manager – Kolben Klommhaus
Mrs. Kniep’s Assistant – Rachel Gregg
Mrs. Giles’ Assistant – Addy Shay
Sound – *Emmalee Schafer and Abigail Barnes
Lights – *Raines Sackett
Spotlights -Becca Dolecheck and MaKayla Jones
Costumes: *Anne James, Melaina Haley, Hallee Stewart, MaKenna Jones, Olivia West,
Hanna Ackley, Riley Jones
Props – *Taylor Shields, Linsie Barnes, Natalie Schaefer,
Painting – *Tyler Jones, Chloe Saville, Lauren Triggs, Kalee Wise, Andrea Sickels, Ethan Main, Riley Maudlin, Jace Grose, Drew Ehlen
Makeup – *Alexis Main, Josie Vanderflught, Macey Bowen, Kacee Klommhaus
Curtains – Ryker Hickman and Grant Anderson
Building – *Keelan Klommhaus, Erik Trujillo, Brice Phelps, Dawson Swank, Darrian Holmes, Chris Kemery, Payton Weehler, Jaydon Knight
Performance Crew – *Dawson Frost, Isaac Grose, Trae Ehlen, Brady Bickel, Cody Larsen, Dawson Swank, Brice Phelps, Erik Trujillo, Peyton Stull,
“The Island of Dr. Libris” celebrates the power of imagination with an action-packed adventure that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book! What if your favorite characters came to life?
Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on.
Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’ private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the classic books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake.
The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. The dialogue of characters. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It’s almost as if the stories he’s reading are coming to life! But that’s impossible … isn’t it?
Before long, Dr. Libris’ island is populated by some of the most famous characters in all of literature: Hercules, Robin Hood, Maid Marian, The Three Musketeers, Tom Sawyer and Pollyanna.
When these characters mingle, their plot lines get mixed up (and complicated by the arrival of a few comic book heroes and villains). It’s up to Billy and his magical imagination to come up with a happy ending for everybody, including himself!
The Island of Dr. Libris harnesses the imaginative powers of live theatre, calling on the audience to use their imaginations along with Billy’s.