The cast and crew delighted audiences telling the comedic story of Mrs. Savage, who after being left ten million dollars by her dead husband, is committed to a sanatorium by her greedy stepchildren who want to spend all of the money themselves. There, she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, and people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide.
Angelina Boris’21 shined as gentle Florence, Nick Stevens (Tappan Zee High School’21) was a delightful Hannibal, and Olivia DeMartini’21 was the perfect Fairy May. Noah Adedjouma (West Orange High School’21) played a wonderful Jeffrey, Nora-Lisa Hamre’21 delighted audiences as Mrs. Paddy, and Caroline Dyson’21 brilliantly played Miss Willie. James Salazar (Bergen Catholic High School’22) was awesome as Titus Savage, Jenna Clover’20 was fabulous as Lily Belle Savage, and Amanda Potenza’21 was endearing as Sam Savage. Mary Virginia Nye’21 was a fantastic Dr. Emmett, Allison Sandt’20 was hysterical as Ethel Savage, and both Charlie Moore and Luke Shutrop made their on-stage debuts as John Thomas.
Congratulations on a job well done to our talented crewmembers, especially assistant director, Mary Farlese’20, and stage manager, Mia Grossman’21. Ms. Maureen McNulty, IHA director of the performing arts, was the artistic director, while set design/construction was led by Vincent Gunn, and costume design was led by Ms. McNulty and the IHA Theater Production class. The gifted wardrobe crew included Elise Hakula’20, Brittney Holguin’20, and Aimee Mockler’20. Lighting design was done by Miru Kim and lighting operators were Caroline Wright’20 and Kerri Woolley’20. Sound design was expertly done by Matthew Morgan & Concert Audio and sound operators included Logan Applin’20, Sofia Trubiano’21, and Mary Stoker’23. Thank you to all of the set construction assistants, production/design team members, and backstage crewmembers for all of your hard work and consistent dedication to making The Curious Savage a success!
“This cast has gone above and beyond my expectations and made these characters their own,” Ms. McNulty said in her Playbill note to audience members. “I hope you laugh at least half as much as well all did during every rehearsal. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to work with these students.”
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