The Curious Savage, John Patrick’s gentle comedy, will be performed by the Blackhawk Christian Theatre on October 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm in the NC Gym. The story follows a free-spirited dowager who hides the family fortune, causing her three greedy step-children to have her committed to a home for the mentally unstable pending her release of the bonds. She finds in the Cloisters an assortment of gentle “guests” who are also undergoing treatment, but who have a wise perspective on life and the world that makes us ponder: who’s really crazy, the people who are shut away, or the people left free to make all the decisions?
The cast includes senior Abby Hall in the role of Ethel P. Savage. Her step-children are played by junior Andrew Schnurr (Titus), senior Emily King (Lily Belle) and sophomore Gavin Fritz (Samuel). The guests of the Cloisters are played by sophomore Josh Paff (Hannibal), junior Larissa Clark (Fairy May), junior April Meuter (Florence), junior Jonathan Keller (Jeff) and junior Emma Kowatch (Mrs. Paddy). The Cloisters staff is portrayed by senior Mark Paff (Dr. Emmett) and freshman Brooke Mullett (Miss Willie). Juniors Leigh Flegge and Adam Miller serve as stage managers, and the production is under the direction of Mr. Rich Luedeke, with assistance by Indiana Wesleyan student, Cody Norwood. Mr. Darren McKown is the technical director.
Tickets will be available at the door for $6 (adults) and $4 (non-BCS students). BCS students are admitted free of charge with a valid student ID.
Article by Rich Luedeke