First Play of the Year: “Maid to Order”

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Kate Abbott, David Varney and Madelyn Carter share the stage rehearsing for Snow’s upcoming play “Maid to Order.” Photo by Lauren Anderle

Kate Abbott, David Varney and Madelyn Carter share the stage rehearsing for Snow’s upcoming play “Maid to Order.” Photo by Lauren Anderle

The Snow College Theatre Department is beginning the season with a comedic farce entitled “Maid to Order”, written by Tom Taggart. The show is being directed by the head of the department, Brad Olsen and will be shown from September 23rd through September 26th. Each show will take place at 7:30 pm at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts and tickets are $2 for students with a valid school ID.

“Maid to Order” is a story set in the 1950s, about a young, college football coach named Carl Martin, and his wife, Faith. The story starts on the eve of the big football game against the college’s rival school on the same night that the college is hosting a literary event featuring Faith’s old friend Julian Narramore. The Martin’s are also hosting a dinner party at their home to celebrate before the pep rally and for Faith’s wealthy Aunt Abby who is coming to stay with them. As Aunt Abby has never met Faith’s new husband, her stay with the Martins is extremely important to the newlywed couple.

Miss Speare is portrayed by Amy Heimbigner in this production. Heimbigner said that the thing she enjoys most about this show is:

“Working with such incredible people, being able to play like a kid again and creating larger than life characters that show the larger than life parts of myself.”

Heimbigner is no stranger to the Snow College Theatre Department, having played Elizabeth Proctor in Snow’s production of “The Crucible” last fall. Heimbigner has also participated on the popular “Let Them Improvise” improv theatre team here at Snow and is one of the captains of the team for this year.

Gavin Rouska, who is also a member of the cast and Heimbigner’s fellow LTI captain. Rouska said,

“I enjoy the humor of the play. It’s witty and all around fun. It has been an amazing experience working with such talented actors.”

The theatre department will be having four more shows throughout the remainder of the year. The first show after “Maid to Order” is the suspenseful “Wait Until Dark”, which will be showing during the week of Halloween. Snow College will also be replacing “Forgotten Carols” this year with Charles Dickins’ “A Christmas Carol” during the end of fall semester. Spring semester will begin with the musical: “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, followed by the comedic “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.”

Tickets for the show can be purchased at the box office prior to the show, or online at the Snow College Theatre website: snow.edu/theatre.

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