Above: Milford High School juniors Sarah Reed (left) and Amelia Hayes (right) paint the set for the winter play, And Never Been Kissed, a 1928 comedy about love and life. The play is set to run March 1 – 2 in the Milford High School Center for Performing Arts. Photo taken by: Zane Kemper, Milford High School Photography student.
The Milford High School Theatre Company (MTC) is proud to present And Never Been Kissed as its winter theatrical production. This play, written by Aurand Harris, is a teen-age comedy about love and life in the 1920s. Flory Patterson is almost sixteen and never been kissed but not for lack of trying as she devotes every moment to attracting the opposite sex. Involved in the hilarious proceedings are Flory’s best friend, her understanding mother, her matter of fact little sister and the sister’s equally matter of fact friend, and, of course, the boys: disdainful Charlie, unattainable Douglas, eager Gilmore and, finally, the divine Phillip. With its fast pace, clever dialogue and unusual situations, you are sure to enjoy this timeless comedy. The laughter and story will warm your heart during these cold winter days.
The cast is made up of twelve 9th through 12th graders who auditioned and began working with the script in December. Rehearsals run for two-three hours three-four days a week. In addition to the cast, there are several student crewmembers that are working hard to paint, costume and organize the show. MHS English/Theatre teacher and MTC Director, Megan Weeks, choose this play for a variety of reasons: “I wanted a smart comedy that was challenging for the cast. Comedy is very difficult to do well and I knew our actors were ready for the task. I also wanted to find a show that was universal and real. This play fit all of those needs and it has been a blast to rehearse. We are laughing at every run-through and I know the audience will really connect with this one.”
Please join us for this entertaining and comical theatrical event (PG-rated). The curtain will rise in the Milford High School Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1and Saturday, March 2. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students/seniors. Go to www.mhsperformingarts.com for information and to order tickets online. Tickets will be sold online from February 1 to March 1 at 3 p.m. After March 1, all remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $2 more each. If you are unable to find what you need on the website, please email Megan Weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org